For some time, Telegram has been steadily gathering momentum but the recent Facbook, Instagram and Whatsapp outage provided a huge boost. In fact that boost was so significant that during the outage, Telegram saw a record number of installs topping 70 million in a single day.

The latest news from Telegram is that they have reached an even significant milestone: 1 Billion installs on the Google Play Store.

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With the list of apps topping 1 Billion downloads dominated by Google and — to a lesser extent — Samsung’s own apps and services, as well as other messaging and social media platforms; Telegram is among illustrious companies. It will, however, take quite some time for Telegram to hit the heights of 5 Billion installs that Facebook Messenger and Whatsapp have reached.