Worldwide most downloaded TikTok app, Netflix, Google Maps and Spotify top their category: Apptopia


According to a new report, TikTok is the most downloaded app worldwide with 656 million downloads in 2021. It is followed by other social media apps such as Instagram, and Facebook (now Meta) as well as the instant messaging platforms WhatsApp and Telegram. Meanwhile, when it comes to distribution by category, Netflix is ​​the most downloaded entertainment app, surpassing Amazon among the top three in the Shopee shopping app list, Google Maps first in the travel app category and Spotify is the most preferred music and audio app globally. , The list takes into account download numbers from both the Apple App Store or the Google Play store.

Apptopia’s latest report lists the most downloaded apps globally, and then does the category-wise separation. Social media apps have led the general category and TikTok is the most downloaded app across the globe. Instagram (545 million), Facebook (now Meta) (416 million), WhatsApp (395 million), Telegram (329 million) follow suit. Snapchat (327 million), Zoom (300 million), and Spotify (203 million) also make the top 10.

Subway Surfers (191 million) was the most downloaded game in 2021, followed by Rollox (182 million), Bridge Race (169 million), Garena Free Fire (144 million) and Among Us (152 million). PUBG Mobile and Battlegrounds Mobile India did not figure in the top 10. There were Netflix (173 million), YouTube (166 million), Google Play Games (131 million), Disney+ (126 million) and Amazon Prime Video (120 million). Top downloaded entertainment apps in 2021, according to Apptopia.

When it comes to shopping apps, Singapore-based Shopee (203 million) tops the charts followed by Sheen (190 million). India-based reseller and marketplace platform Meesho (153 million) took the third spot. Amazon, which was the most downloaded shopping app in 2020, has been pushed to the fourth spot with 148 million downloads globally. However, it is still the go-to app in the US, says the Apptopia report. Flipkart makes it to the top 5 with 93 million downloads.

The list of most downloaded social media apps is very similar to the general list. However, instead of Telegram, the fifth spot on the social network app list is taken by Snapchat with 327 million downloads. McDonald’s was the most downloaded app (116 million) in the food and beverage category. According to Apptopia, Google Maps (106 million), Uber (94 million) and Booking.com (63 million) were the most downloaded travel apps in 2021.

With cryptocurrency prominence in the year, Binance (64 million), Crypto.com (41 million), and Coinbase (40 million) were the most downloaded apps in 2021. Similarly, PayPal (106 million), Google Pay (82 million) and PhonePe (79 million) led the remittance app list. Spotify (203 million), Resso (84 million), and YouTube Music (79 million) led the way for music and audio apps.

Tinder (67 million), Badoo (35 million) and Bumble (22 million) top the list of most downloaded dating apps. Work from home was given priority in 2021 due to Kovid-19, so people took the help of business apps to connect with each other. Zoom (300 million) topped the chart, followed by Google Meet (192 million), WhatsApp Business (143 million) and Microsoft Teams (141 million).


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