Social media continued to have a huge influence on people’s app usage patterns this year, so it’s no surprise that the most downloaded apps in 2021 largely comprise social media apps.
According to statistics shared by Appfigures, TikTok was ranked # 1, with more than 586 million new subscribers downloading the app this year.
Instagram was not far behind with 566 million downloads.
The meta applications Facebook and WhatsApp came in at number 3 and 4, with 474 million and 444 million downloads, respectively.
Telegram added 365 million new users to its subscriber base, fueled in part by the controversy surrounding WhatsApp privacy.
Snapchat, Messenger, Zoom, Capcut, and Google Meet finished the top 10 downloads list.