Telegram has just beaten its own download record on Android, surpassing the incredible figure of one billion downloads, shortly after it gained a good amount of users thanks to the fall of Facebook-owned apps.
This is quite a considerable figure that apps like Gmail, Facebook or Google Chrome surpassed a few years ago, and it shows the great popularity that the messaging app has right now.
Telegram is right now considered the most reliable alternative to Whatsapp, and there are a large number of users who prefer to use Pavel Durov’s service instead of Facebook-owned messaging apps.
This messaging application surpassed 500 million downloads this year, and its growth has been astronomical, as it has doubled the number of downloads it has had historically. All this after the fall of WhatsApp, Instagram and Facebook, which has greatly benefited Telegram.
The billion downloads are a figure within reach of not many applications, although other services also well known as Facebook or Gmail came to exceed it years ago. Now Telegram has joined the club, and can boast of being in a formidable form that allows it to be capturing more and more users.
After all, Telegram is an application that, in addition to focusing on instant messaging, has come out to explore other possibilities. Some examples are the use of bots or channels, something that even public administrations use and that can be very useful for many other tasks.