WhatsApp Evicted, Telegram, and Signal
GEALENA — WhatsApp Evicted Telegram and Signal. Apptopia released research related to the number of monthly downloads of the app. One of them is related to the WhatsApp data privacy issue which has been busy lately. The crowd of WhatsApp’s new policy issues has become a mount for Telegram and Signal to reach new users.
Fortune reported on Thursday (4/2), based on data from Apptopia. The number of monthly downloads of Telegram and Signal has skyrocketed since October 2020. Even in January 2021, the number of monthly downloads of Telegram and Signal is said to have surpassed the popularity of Facebook’s messaging application.
Download growth for Signal has made significant progress. From around 1.2 million downloads in 2020 to nearly 30 million downloads as of the end of January 2021.
The Apptopia data graph compiled by Fortune shows, during October 2020-January 2021. Signal downloads reached nearly 28.8 million, Telegram downloads 39.8 million, WhatsApp 27.9 million. And Facebook Messenger ‘only’ 12.7 million downloads.
The popularity of Telegram and Signal makes the number of downloads reach more than 2 million downloads per day in one period in January 2021.
WhatsApp Active Users Are Still High
However, the number of people who use Messenger and WhatsApp every day is still much higher.
According to Apptopia. Messenger is used actively per day by 570 million people and WhatsApp is used by 1.3 billion active users per day. Meanwhile, Telegram is used by 46 million daily active users and Signal has 13 million daily active users.
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Fortune reported that the main reason for the sudden increase in the number of Telegram and Signal downloads is still unclear. However, this is allegedly closely related to Facebook’s decision to combine data from WhatsApp with Facebook. In terms of its advertising business operations.
Especially for Signal, this application skyrocketed the number of downloads after previously being promoted by Tesla CEO Elon Musk via Twitter. The tweet was also retweeted by Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey.