The TikTok app has become the most downloaded app in 2021. According to a report, Tiktok had 656 million downloads this year. After that Instagram, Facebook (now Meta), WhatsApp and Telegram were downloaded the most. Netflix is at the forefront of entertainment apps in terms of category distribution. Shopee is at the top of the shopping apps. Amazon did not even get a place in the top 3 this time. Google Maps topped the travel app category, while Spotify ranked first in the music and audio apps. The number of downloads for these apps is stated by adding downloads from both the Apple App Store and the Google Play store.
Apptopia’s latest Report Here is a list of the most downloaded apps globally. The distribution has been done category wise in the report. Tiktok is the most downloaded social media app. This was followed by Instagram with 545 million downloads, Facebook with 416 million downloads, WhatsApp with 395 million and Telegram with 329 million. Snapchat was downloaded 327 million times, while Zoom and Spotify were downloaded 30 and 203 million times, respectively.
The Subway Surfer game was downloaded the most at 191 million times, followed by Rolox with 182 million downloads. Bridge Race had 169 million downloads, Xerina Free Fire 14.4 million and Among Us 15.2 million downloads. PUBG Mobile and Battlegrounds Mobile India did not find a place in the top 10. Netflix had 173 million, YouTube 166 million, Google Play Games 131 million, Disney Plus 126 million and Amazon Prime Video 120 million downloads.
Talking about shopping apps, Singapore based Shopee was downloaded the most with 203 million times. Shein was followed by Shein with 19 crore downloads. India’s reseller and marketplace platform Meesho was ranked third with 153 million downloads. Amazon became the most downloaded shopping app in 2020 but this time it has been ranked fourth with 148 million downloads. Flipkart was downloaded 93 million times and ranked fifth.
The social media app list remained the same as the general list. However, Snapchat took the place of Telegram at number five with 327 million downloads. McDonald’s topped the food and drink category with 116 million downloads. Google Maps got 10.6 million, Uber 94 million and Booking.com 63 million downloads.
The cryptocurrency segment was quite popular in 2021. Among the apps downloaded in this segment, Binance App was downloaded 64 million times, Crypto.com 41 million and Coinbase 40 million times. Similarly, PayPal got 10.6 million, Google Pay 82 million and PhonePe 79 million downloads. Spotify topped the music apps with 203 million downloads, Reso 84 million and YouTube Music 79 million times.
In dating apps, Tinder was downloaded 67 million times, Bado 35 million and Bumble 22 million times. During the Corona period, a large number of people worked from home and for this reason the downloads of business apps also increased. Zoom was downloaded 300 million times, Google Meet 192 million, WhatsApp Business 143 million and Microsoft Teams 141 million times.