Are you more of a TikTok or Instagram person? What social network did you turn to in 2021? To see if you were in line with the majority of users, discover the Top 10 most downloaded social networks in the world this year.
The Apptopia platform analyzed the most downloaded social networks in 2021 and unsurprisingly, TikTok emerged once again as the big winner both globally and in the US.
The Chinese social network, which was also ranked the most downloaded app of the year across all categories, racked up 656 million downloads worldwide, including 94 million across the Atlantic.
According to the study, Tik Tok is a worldwide sensation, even though the ban on Tik Tok in India it has allowed other applications of the same genre to make their way. That is the case of MX TakaTak Y Josh, which use the same color codes as the famous Chinese app.
Platforms specially designed for India propose a similar offer to its competitor ByteDance with a continuous thread of short videos thematic around beauty, singing, dancing, cooking, with touches of humor. The MX TakaTak The app ranks 7th with 128 million downloads worldwide, while Josh it ranks 10th with 111 million downloads.
With the metaverse, avatars are increasingly becoming an emerging trend. As reality TV singing contests pit avatars against each other in China, now a social network allows you to create your avatar before engaging in 3D chats with users around the world. That’s the unique offering from IMVU, which ranks 10th among the most downloaded social networks in the United States.
Asian apps are becoming increasingly attractive to Americans, as revealed by the presence of Bigo Live, a streaming platform, and Likee, a social network specializing in short videos, in eighth and ninth place.
The 10 most downloaded social networks in the world in 2021
1. TikTok: 656 million
2. Instagram: 545 million
3. Facebook – 416 million
4. WhatsApp: 395 million
5. Snapchat: 327 million
6. Twitter: 171 million
7. MX TakaTak – 128 million
8. Discord – 121 million
9. WeChat: 109.4 million
10. Josh – 111 million
Top 10 Most Downloaded Social Networks in the U.S. in 2021
1. TikTok: 94 million
2. Instagram: 64 million
3. Snapchat: 56 million
4. Facebook – 47 million
5. Discord – 32 million
6. Twitter: 27 million
7. Reddit: 25 million
8. Bigo Live – 11 million
9. Likee – 8.2 million
10. IMVU – 7.2 million
To develop these rankings, Apptopia collected all the data on Google Play and via iOS. Note that the figures for China are from iOS only. – AFP Relaxnews