The Telegram messenger as of May 1, 2020 overcame the mark of 500 million installations on Google Play. This can be seen from the statistics of the store.
The figure does not seem so impressive against the backdrop of five billion WhatsApp installations and one billion Google Messages installations, but Telegram, unlike its main competitors, is not preinstalled on any of the Android smartphones.
Earlier, the Telegram team announced a new record – 400 million people worldwide use the messenger. In 2020, Telegram will add the function of group video calls.
In addition, there were rumors that soon the messenger will realize the ability to advertise user channels and bots, although this information was later refuted by the leadership.