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Telegram reached a billion downloads globally. The company is most popular in India (22% of downloads), followed by Russia (10%) and Indonesia (8%).
Telegram downloads grew 61% in the first half of 2021 compared to last year. This impulse was due to the controversy in which WhatsApp was involved in relation to the new terms of service that the company wanted to implement on the platform.
Telegram was launched in 2013 and its main argument is private communications guaranteed via encryption, a feature increasingly valued by users of this type of service.