In the first week of January, Telegram surpassed 500 million monthly active users. After that it kept growing: 25 million new users joined Telegram in the last 72 hours alone. These new users came from across the globe – 38% from Asia, 27% from Europe, 21% from Latin America and 8% from MENA.
Signal's downloads skyrocketed 4,200%. From January 6 to January 10, Signal saw approximately 7.5 million installs globally from across the App Store and Google Play.