Today in this post I am going to present you the Telegram statistics.

Telegram is one of the highly secured messaging apps that comes with more advanced features like file sharing up to 1 GB, form groups with 5000 members, secret chat with an encryption technique, end-to-end encryption for voice calls, etc.

With these features, users are attracted to Telegram and its user base is growing at a rapid rate.

It is the second most famous messaging app only next to WhatsApp.

By looking at these Telegram stats you will get to know the popularity of the app.

Let’s get started.

Editor’s picks:

  1. The key audience for Telegram is located mostly in Arab countries, Europe, and Brazil.
  2. As of August 2019 Telegram has acquired more than 365 million lifetime downloads.
  3. Telegram‘s 62 million monthly users are happy with interacting with bots.
  4. Telegram has over 200 million users since its launch in 2013.
  5. 15 billion messages are sent per day over telegram.
  6. Pavel Durov the founder of Telegram himself has invested a net worth $3.4 billion on the app.

Telegram stats

Telegram user and usage statistics

  • According to Sensor Tower, as of August 2019, there were 365 million lifetime downloads. Out of that in the month of August itself, Telegram got 3 million iOS downloads and 9 million downloads on Android.
  • In 2018, there were around 200 million Telegram users and now it is expected to reach 1 billion users by 2022.
  • It is estimated that around 15 billion messages are sent daily over Telegram.
  • There are around 20,000 stickers available on Telegram.
  • On average there are around 150 messages sent daily per Telegram user.
  • 1 million new user signups occur on Telegram on a weekly basis.
  • Telegram has around 1.71 million users in South Korea and 1.7 million users in Hong Kong.
  • After Brazil temporarily banned WhatsApp, Telegram got 5.7 million new users in 24 hours.
  • In March 2019, Telegram got 3 million downloads when its competitors like Facebook, Instagram, Messenger, and WhatsApp were on the outage.
  • 85% of the Telegram users have Android.
  • There are 13 languages available on Telegram.
  • Telegram was ranked as the 8th most used messaging app in 2019.
  • Telegram Messenger ranks 5th in Germany with a daily active user base of 7.8 million.
  • After the Telegram launch in August 2013, within the first three months, it got 100,000 users.
  • Telegram has spent 0$ on advertising.

Telegram audience interests:

Categories and apps used by Telegram users

30.4% of the telegram users have an interest in communication apps, 13% are interested in using tools, 11.1% are interested in using social media, while 6.9% use financial apps.

Telegram monthly active users vs. other messenger apps in 2019:

Telegram monthly active users vs. other messenger apps in 2019

Compared to its competitor apps, Telegram has fewer monthly active users i.e. 200 MAUs. Whatsapp has the highest users of 1600 MAUs, Facebook Messenger has 1300 MAUs, and WeChat has 1112 MAUs.

Telegram MAUs growth, 2014 – 2020

Telegram MAUs growth, 2014 – 2020

By looking at the above graph, we can know that Telegram users are increasing year by year.

In 2014 it had only 35 million users, in 2018n it raised to 200 million, in 2020 it has got 400 million user base.

Telegram Channel Statistics

  • In September 2019, the official Telegram News channel achieved the highest average post reach i.e. 1.6 million.
  • Hindi HD Movies is the most popular channel on Telegram with 4.2 million subscribers.
  • Telegram’s official news channel (@Telegram) is the second-most popular channel with 3.1 million subscribers.
  • Other top channels on the app include Hollywood English, Telugu movies, Bollywood Hindi movies, Netflix movies, etc.
  • The top 10 channels on the Telegram combined have a user base of more than 120 million subscribers.
  • Telegra4ch is the topmost channel in Russia with over 1.1 million subscribers.

Top Telegram channels by total post reach, September 2019, millions

Top Telegram channels by total post reach, September 2019, millions
Source: BusinessofApps

Hindi HD Movies is the top Telegram channel with the post reach of 20.9 million, followed by Exercise three with the post reach of 20.1 million.

Top-rated Telegram channels

  1. Pop-psychology (All psychology)
  2. Anime fan channels (One Punch Man)
  3. Shopping (AliExpress)
  4. Football (Real Madrid), and
  5. More football (Goal Sport).

Telegram Revenue Statistics (+ ICO)

  • Telegram’s cryptocurrency is estimated to worth $4 billion in revenue by 2022.
  • Crypto broker Monfex predicts that Telegram’s costs will increase to $220 million by 2021.

Telegram revenue and profits, 2018 – 2022

Telegram revenue and profits, 2018 – 2022
Source: Monfex

In 2020 Telegram has achieved a net revenue of $3.0 per user and forecasts a net income of $0.51 million.

Telegram vs WhatsApp stats




Total active users

400 million

1.5 Billion

Total active business users


3 Million

The country with most app users



The average open rate of the messages


Lifetime downloads

365 million

5 billion

Average daily messages sent

15 billion

65 billion

Number of languages app is available in



Max file sharing

1.5 GB

100 MB



Telegram is by far the highly secured communication app.

By looking at the above statistics, it is confirmed that its privacy features make it popular among the people.

Compared to WhatsApp, its user base is very low but for sure it will increase in the future as more and more businesses are realizing the power of Telegram marketing for more audience engagement.

I hope you found this post on Telegram statistics helpful.