There is no denying the fact that social media has a lot of influence in determining which app was the best each year, but it is the public that decides which app would be the most downloaded. Because you cannot deliberately download an app on someone’s phone, for that, they have to press the download button themselves. So without further ado, let’s get into it.
It was seen that there were many applications that were up and running in the race to be the most downloaded application of 2021. We saw Facebook, Telegram, WhatsApp, YouTube and TikTok fighting over which one would emerge victorious. And frankly, no one saw this coming.
Based on AppFigures year-end analysis of top apps from Google Play and the Apple App Store, TikTok was found to be the most downloaded app of 2021, with nearly 586 million downloads, which was the most in the past 12 months. , with Instagram following her in second place. with 566 million, Facebook with 474 million and WhatsApp with 444 million respectively.
Another Senor Tower report shows that consumer spending on apps worldwide is estimated to reach $ 133 billion this year. This shows a fairly large curve in growth compared to last year’s chart with nearly 20% growth in consumer spending.
Throughout the year 2021, we saw that TikTok had revenue of around 2 billion, which is around 67% more than what the app generated last year.
Going back to the AppFigures statistics, Instagram, which is one of the most popular platforms among millennials, and Gen Z came in second place in the rankings, with the pandemic and all the things that are happening around the world, this application was a place where people expressed themselves and felt safe.
Facebook and WhatsApp remained in third and fourth place with Instagram also in the top 5, we think it is safe to say that Meta has a strong grip on mobile media platforms.
Telegram was seen to be making great strides this year by ranking in the top 5, with over 500 million active users. For those of us who don’t really know Telegram, it is a privacy-focused app that is similar to Whatsapp and Signal. You can send photos, videos or any type of document along with regular messages.
Platforms including Snapchat (with 328 million downloads), Facebook Messenger (322 million downloads), Zoom (309 million downloads), Capcut (223 million installs), and Google Meet (with 210 million installs) were also on. the top 10 list. You can find separate lists of the top iOS and Android apps in the box below.
Now is the time to predict the future of these apps as to which one would top next year as well. We think Facebook and TikTok could go hand-in-hand next year as TikTok is gradually getting a huge increase in its users, virtual reality and Facebook’s revolutionary metaverse concept is also something people would be looking out for next year.