Telegram Crosses Milestone of 1 Billion Downloads Worldwide

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Are you excited to know that Telegram crosses the milestone of 1 billion downloads worldwide? 

Let’s check more about it below!

Telegram is one of the free and open-source, cross-platform, cloud-based instant messaging software. It also provides end-to-end encryption in video calling, file sharing, and many other features. Telegram was launched for iOS on 14 August 2013 and Android on October 2013. 

Moreover, various client apps are available for desktop and mobile platforms. Which includes official apps for Android, iOS, Windows, macOS, and Linux.

Telegram Crosses 1 Billion in August 2021 

However, Telegram is one of the latest apps to surpass the mark of 1 billion downloads worldwide. This instant messaging app competes against WhatsApp and Facebook Messenger. It’s able to grow its market amid public outrage over Whatsapp’s privacy policy update. 

As per the data of Sensor Tower, India is the largest internet market for Telegram with 22% of its lifetime install. Also, Telegram has 214.7 million installs in the first half of 2021. Which is a 61% year-on-year increase from the 133 million in 2020. 

Updated features of Telegram

Besides, the number of installations doesn’t represent the active user base of the app. But still, Telegram had about 500 million monthly active users last year. 

In addition, Telegram also introduces new features including updated voice chats. The voice chats work like Clubhouse and Twitter space. Along with group video calls with the ability to have up to 1000 viewers. 

Moreover, Telegram receives a $150 million investment from Abu Dhabi state fund Mubadala Investment and Abu Dhabi catalyst Partners. 


To sum up, Telegram crosses 1 billion downloads worldwide and expanded its features more. With this mark, it’s the 15th app worldwide to have 1 billion downloads. 

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