Telegram Monthly Active Users
Based on the available data, Telegram had over 550 million active monthly users in July of 2021. This was after a 6% increase over the last 6 months at the start of 2021.
The last 3 and a half years has seen the messaging app grow by over 350 million users. This was over 60% of its entire active user base. According to the data, over 25 million new users started using the app in a 72-hour surge at the start of 2021 in January. This means about 8.3 million new people created an account with Telegram per day. More than 100 million new users joined Telegram in January 2021.
The growth in Telegram’s active monthly users can be seen here:
December 2017 – 180 Million
March 2018 – 200 Million
October 2019 – 300 Million
April 2020 – 400 Million
January 2021 – 500 Million
July 2021 – 550 Million
Telegram Daily Active Users
According to data by Apptopia, Telegram has 55.2 million active daily users across iOS and Android devices. This is after a large increase of 30% from November 2020.
When Telegram first launched in 2013, it drew in 100,000 active daily users. This increased to 15 million by March 2014. When the Instagram and Facebook blackout happened, Telegram grew by 70 million users in one day.
How Many Downloads Does Telegram Have?
During the first half of 2021, the Telegram messaging app was downloaded over 214.7 million times. According to data by Sensor Tower, the Telegram app was the most downloaded app in the App Store (iOS) and Google Play Store (Android) in January 2021 globally. The app had more than 63 million downloads in that month.
During the month of August in 2021, the Telegram app reached over 1 billion downloads making it the 15th app to have over 1 billion downloads in the world.
How much time do Telegram users spend on the app?
Data shows the average Android device Telegram user spends about 2.9 hours on the app per month. This is more than the 2.7 hours they spend per month on Facebook Messenger.
How Does Telegram Rank Against Other Social Media Platforms?
Statista data shows that Telegram is the 10th most used social media platform in the world with over 500 million active monthly users.
Telegram Gender Demographics
According to data by Hootsuite, the gender demographics for the Telegram messaging app are 41.4% female and 56.6% male users.
Over 31% of Telegram’s users in 2021 were between the ages of 25 – 34, and users under the age of 24 counted as over a third of Telegram’s user base.
Breakdown of Telegram’s users:
What Country is Telegram Popular in?
Here is how Telegram ranks against other social media platforms by country:
United States – Rank 2
United Kingdom – Rank 2
Australia – Rank 4
Germany – Rank 1
Netherlands – Rank 2
Russia – Rank 1
India – Rank 2
Brazil – Rank 1
Malaysia – Rank 1
These rankings are based on the Telegram app’s ranking in the iOS App Store under the ‘Social Networking’ category by country.
According to the co-founder and CEO of Telegram, Pavel Durov, the US userbase of Telegram is less than 2% of the global userbase of the messaging app. There are less than 10 million users that access Telegram in the United States every month.
The number of users in the United States has been increasing in the last couple of years and this increase hasn’t stopped.
How Many Stickers Are on Telegram?
Users of Telegram can use stickers in their conversations to make the chats more energetic. There are many stickers to use, making it easy for any user to show their personality through the messaging app.
There are over 20,000 stickers that users can add to their conversations in the Telegram app.
What Are the Most Popular Telegram channels?
The most popular Telegram channels are about Telegram and then it’s mostly cryptocurrency-related channels.
Here are the 10 most popular channel names and the number of followers they have in millions:
Telegram Tips – 7.5 Million
Telegram News – 6.1 Million
Bollywood HD Movies Latest – 4.1 Million
Proxy MTProto – 3.3 Million
Crypto Trading Bitcoin – 2.9 Million
Bitcoin News Crypto and Technical Analyst – 2.8 Million
F*CKTS – 2.1 Million
Movies Temple – 2.1 Million
Amir Tataloo – 1.9 Million
MyPoroxy – 1.8 Million
This information is based on Telegram analytics. The channel feature was added to Telegram in 2015.
Most Popular Channel Categories
The most popular channel categories that Telegram users participate in are:
This messaging app has many features that make it easy to use and draw people to it.
End-to-end encryption for secure and private messaging
Uses less than 100MB on your device
No advertisements are used in the app
Users can access chats across multiple devices easily
There can be groups of up to 200,000 members
You can use Telegram bots
Connect to the Telegram proxy server to access Telegram in a region it is blocked
The Telegram messaging app can be downloaded in 155 countries. Android device users can install the app using the Play Store in these 155 countries. The Telegram app is available in 52 countries through the Windows Store.