These are the top 10 most downloaded applications worldwide right now.
According to a new study, TikTok dethrones Facebook to become the world’s most downloaded social networking application.
The applications that we use the most and for the longest time during the day are social networks and messaging apps. Within the first category the most popular are TikTok, Facebook, and Instagram and within the second, WhatsApp, Telegram, and Facebook Messenger.
Until now the most downloaded application worldwide was Facebook, but a recent report prepared by Nikkei Asia based on a study conducted by app analysts App Annie, reveals that Mark Zuckerberg’s company has lost the top spot in this list in favor of TikTok.
Below, we are going to reveal which are the 10 most downloaded applications worldwide right now.
Social networks dominate the list of the 10 most downloaded applications in the world
The list of the most downloaded apps worldwide prepared by App Annie is dominated by TikTok, the social platform for short videos, which has overtaken Facebook for the first time in its history. Precisely, Facebook had occupied the first port of this list until this year and currently has more than one billion downloads of its application.
The ranking of the 10 most downloaded applications worldwide is as follows:
Nikkei Asia’s report reveals that TikTok’s growth is due to two main factors: the global pandemic caused by COVID-19 and the change of government in the United States. About the first of these, the pandemic caused movement restrictions for long periods throughout 2020, which favored the increased use of TikTok to share short videos with friends and family, with whom we had been unable to have physical contact for some time.
The second factor in TikTok’s growth is the change of government in the United States, as Donald Trump had vetoed, during his term, the short video platform in the main mobile app stores and President Biden lifted this restriction favoring the increase in TikTok’s numbers in the United States.
TikTok is a social network that allows us to share short videos, between 9 and 15 seconds, although this limit will soon be extended to 3 minutes. The success of TikTok has led to the arrival of other similar platforms from its most direct competitors such as Instagram Reels and YouTube Shorts.