I live in Singapore and I downloaded Telegram in November 2019 but it was only ever since April 2023 that I started joining channels and public groups on it.
Before then I am not sure if I even knew that it had channels and public groups.I don’t use it to personally message my friends, colleagues and family and relatives.
In fact only a few of my friends and colleagues have it and not a single person among my family and relatives have it. For that reason I am in Telegram groups among my family and friends.
I use it more for updates from channels to see news updates and other such updates.
Apparently it released in August 2013 but I don’t think I had ever heard of it before November 2019.
In Singapore (where I live) I think it’s a somewhat 50:50 popular in that there are as many people who have it as there are who don’t have it.
I was just curious about the following:
Do you guys personally have the app/use it?
How popular is it in the UK?
If you do use Telegram do you use it for messaging friends, colleagues and family or for subscribing to public groups and channels or for both?