Whereas Telegram is likely to be gaining numerous customers this yr as a consequence of WhatsApp’s controversial privateness coverage replace, the app was already spectacular progress in 2020 in India.

Based on analytics agency App Annie, Telegram’s month-to-month lively customers elevated by 110%  — in a 600 million web consumer market —and made it the quickest rising social app within the nation. WhatsApp was second within the progress record, adopted by Instagram and brief video apps MX Takatak and Moj. Each these apps launched final yr following TikTok’s ban within the nation.