Twitter is in a stage of change, with multiple experiments in recent days, which has generated complaints from users, who are looking for similar alternatives on the market, increasing the number of downloads on other platforms.
A report of Sensor Tower and another of Data.ai show how several social networks have grown in number, just since the arrival of Elon Musk to the platform, with increases of up to 2200% in installations.
Mastodon is the biggest example, as it is the main point of change for users, but from there a list of almost 10 apps benefited from the times of confusion that exist in Twitterwhere they have released functions and the next day they download them, as happened with TwitterBlue.
Applications grow in the stir of Twitter
October 27 was the day that Musk took over the social network, at which point the layoffs and announcements all over the arrival of multiple features began.
A week later, the gray verification arrived, which was withdrawn the same day as it was not understood by users. The next day he started Twitter Bluewhich generated chaos with the appearance of trolls pretending to be official accounts, so the function was lowered.
In the midst of all this panorama, from that October 27 until last November 7, Mastodon it had 1 million new downloads, up from 15,000 over the previous 12 days. So worldwide the app grew by 657%.
This generated that other clients of the platform also grew, Metatext and Toothle they increased from less than 1,000 installations to 19,000 and 7,000, respectively.
In Tumblr They were also positively impacted by everything that happens on Twitter. Worldwide they grew by 77%, going from 170 thousand to 301 thousand downloads during the same period of time.
Finally, in the Sensor Tower report, a third application appears: CounterSocialthat no more in USA had a 2300% increase in the number of installations, because worldwide the total was 3300% with 33 thousand downloads.
The list has more protagonists
To these three applications is added a very large group, which provides data.ai, which divided the data into a shorter time range, between October 27 and November 2, when the TwitterBlue.
According to data published by TechCrunch, installations of Mastodon increased by 2,200% and those of CounterSocial 1200%. But from there appear about 10 more platforms.
These applications were: David’s Disposable (83% increase in downloads), nFollowers (fifty%), CocoFun (46%), SubstackReader (24%), tribal (eleven%), Tumblr (7%) and pinterest (two%).
The case of Substack is particular, because it came out just after the purchase of Twitter, with a discussion function that allows users to participate in unified chats.
However, data.ai highlights that this whole situation did not represent a negative point for Twitter, because the platform also increased its downloads by 17% until November 2 and 21% until last 7, according to Sensor Tower, who also assured that the social network had a growth in consumption revenue, although at that time not the possibility of paying for the premium version of the app was active.