But still, the number of its users is showing a decline. Instead, the Signal app has started making its place among the people. Not only that, but the Telegram app is also now becoming more popular among users and it can be gauged from the fact that 2.5 crore new users have added it in the last 72 hours.
Durov said in a blog post that “this is a significant increase compared to last year when 1.5 million new users signed up every day.” During our 7-year history of protecting users ‘ privacy, downloads have seen such a surge for the first time. People no longer want to transact their privacy for free service. Nor do they want to be held hostage by technical monopolies. ‘
Signal and Telegram users increases in India
According to data from app analytics firm Sensor Tavar, the Signal app has received more than 23 lakh new downloads in India between January 6 and January 10. While Telegram has achieved over 16 lakh new downloads during this period. In addition, the number of Downloads of WhatsApp has declined by 35 percent. Only 13 lakh new downloads have been received on WhatsApp between January 6 and January 10.
Notably, the WhatsApp user base is roughly 2.5 billion and Telegram’s active user base is 500 million.