TikTok, Instagram or Facebook, which was the most downloaded app of 2021? / World of digital information
There’s no denying that social media has a lot of influence in determining which app is the best each year, but it’s the public that decides which app gets the most downloaded. Because you cannot deliberately download an app to a person’s phone, for this they have to press the download button on their own. So without further ado, let’s go.
We saw that there were many apps in the works to become the most downloaded app of 2021. We saw Facebook, Telegram, WhatsApp, YouTube and TikTok fighting over which of them would take the win. And frankly, no one saw it coming.
According to AppFigures year-end analysis of the best Google Play and Apple App Store apps, TikTok turned out to be the most downloaded app of 2021, with almost 586 million downloads, which was the most in the past 12 months, with Instagram following it second. position with 566 million, Facebook with 474 million and WhatsApp with 444 million respectively.
Another report from Senor Tower shows that consumer spending on apps globally is expected to reach $ 133 billion this year. This shows a pretty huge growth curve compared to last year’s chart with almost 20% growth in consumer spending.
Throughout 2021, we saw that TikTok made around $ 2 billion in revenue, which is roughly 67% more than what the app did last year.
Coming back to the statistics of AppFigures, Instagram which is one of the most popular platforms among millennials and generation Z took 2nd place in the rankings, with the pandemic and everything that is happening in the world, this application was a place where people spoke and felt safe.
Facebook and WhatsApp remained 3rd and 4th with Instagram also in the top 5, we think it’s safe to say that Meta has a strong grip on mobile media platforms.
Telegram has made great strides this year, ranking in the top 5, with over 500 million active users. For those of us who aren’t really familiar with Telegram, this is a privacy-focused app that’s similar to Whatsapp and Signal. You can send photos, videos or any kind of documents with regular messages.
Platforms such as Snapchat (with 328 million downloads), Facebook Messenger (322 million downloads), Zoom (309 million downloads), Capcut (223 million installations) and Google Meet (with 210 million installations) were included. also in the top 10. You can find separate lists of the best iOS and Android apps in the table below.
Now is the time to predict the future of these apps and find out which one would also stay ahead next year. We believe Facebook and TikTok could be neck and neck next year, as TikTok gradually increases the number of users, virtual reality and Facebook’s revolutionary metaverse concept is also something people would be looking for next year. .