Telegram Stats and Facts (2021) | By the Numbers

telegram stats facts

Here are a few of the more interesting Telegram stats I have been able to dig up. As always, I will be adding more as they become available, so be sure to check in periodically for more.

telegram stats facts

The messaging app Telegram has only been around for a few years, but they certainly have seen significant traction since launch. The Germany-based app, promoted as faster and more secure than their competition, picked up a significant numbers of users immediately after their much larger competitor, WhatsApp, was acquired by Facebook. In addition to successfully positioning themselves as a WhatsApp alternative, Telegram also has a pretty good pedigree as it was started by the Pavel Durov, founder of one of Russia's largest social networks,

Telegram Facts

  • Website:
  • Year Founded: 2013
  • Founder:Nikolai and Pavel Durov (founders of VK)
  • Headquarters: London, UK

Telegram Stats

Telegram number of users:

500 million Telegram users globally

Last updated 1/14/21

Number of messages sent daily on Telegram:

15 billion messages

Last updated 2/23/16

Number of stickers available on Telegram:

20,000 stickers

Last updated 4/27/20

Average number of messages sent daily per Telegram user:

150 messages

Last updated 2/23/16

Amount Telegram has spent on advertising:


Last updated 12/8/14

Average number of weekly Telegram new user signups:

1 million

Last updated 12/8/14

Average number of new Telegram signups daily:

1.5 million new daily users

Last updated 4/27/20

Reported number of new Telegram downloads in the few days following Facebook's WhatsApp acquisition:

8 million downloads

Reported number of new Telegram users added during the Facebook outage of March 2019:

3 million

Number of Telegram users in South Korea:

1.71 million users

Last updated 10/26/14

Number of Telegram users in Hong Kong:

1.7 million

Last updated 8/1/19

Number of new Telegram users in the 24 hours after Brazil temporarily banned WhatsApp:

5.7 million new users

Percentage of Telegram users that are on Android devices:


Last updated 1/3/17

Number of Telegram Android installs:

500 million installs

Last updated 5/3/20

Number of languages Telegram is available in:

13 languages

Last updated 10/10/17