As per the statistics released by GSMA Intelligence, there are more than 5.35 Billion people using mobile phones in the world. This ratio is increasing day by day since access to mobiles has become so easy. Similarly, the mobile applications are also mounting as it helps us with our routine matters.
There is one more interesting fact that people are spending more than 4 hours every day on mobile apps. In this article, we will highlight the 10 most downloaded apps in the world.
There are 6 types of mobile apps in the world. Types include Social media apps, Lifestyle apps, Utility mobile apps, Games and Entertainment apps, and Informative apps. This list is growing with every new day.
Following is the list of the 10 most downloaded apps in the world in 2021.
Messenger is an allied app of Facebook. You cannot send messages directly from the Facebook app, instead, you have to go on messenger to serve this purpose. According to Facebook, more than 20 billion messages are transferred every year between the users of Facebook. Many of them are for business and communication purposes. Messenger is used for texting, sharing photos and videos, files, and audio.
In addition to this, voice calling and video calling are also useful features of messengers. Furthermore, Facebook also allowed people to sign up on Messenger without having a Facebook account. People download this app to satisfy their communication needs.
Amazon does not require any introduction as this is one of the best E-Commerce platforms internationally. On Amazon, people can shop and avail themselves of multiple offers. The purpose of the app is business and it is also making life easy for millions of people around the globe.
Amazon has uncountable series of products; most of them include electronic items and gadgets, sports, health, and fashion. This app sits at number 9th in our list of downloaded apps in the world in 2021. This app is the most reliable E-Commerce stage with thousands of online sellers and millions of buyers.
When we talk about entertainment, YouTube comes into your mind straight away. YouTube is the world’s largest videos platform and 8th most downloaded apps in 2021 so far. Thousands of people have made YouTube their earning source as the app provides them an opportunity to make videos, get maximum views and earn as much as they can.
As already discussed, YouTube is an entertainment app, that enables people to sign in and subscribe to the channels of their choice. Users can watch unlimited videos on variant topics. Apart from entertainment, YouTube is now emerging as an educational app also.
When we talk about messaging and communication, telegram promptly comes in your mind. It is an interesting messaging app of Russian origin and having more than 500 Million active users in the world. Telegram provides you an option to sending unlimited messages, photos, videos, files, and documents without any constraint.
As per some authentic sources, people send 15 Billion messages every day via Telegram. There is an interesting fact that the company never did the promotion of Telegram but this app is still the most downloaded apps in the world simply because of its features and ability to be user-friendly.
Snapchat is a social media app and it is also on the list of most popular and downloaded apps in the world. Snapchat has been downloaded over 200 Million times and the most interesting stat is that most of the users of Snapchat have an age bracket of 14 to 35. This element makes Snapchat a unique app.
The app is famous for its quick marketing tool. For instance, the app has a built-in feature named “Instant”. This feature lets you make an ad and share it with millions of users based on your target audience. Moreover, the Snapchat story is also an exciting feature via which users can upload stories that will remain visible for 24 hours.
Zoom was nowhere on the list of most downloaded apps before the COVID-19 pandemic. However, like many other unexplored windows Zoom is also unboxed as one of the most useful sources of corporate communication. Zoom is now on the list of most downloaded apps in the world.
The theme of the app revolves around video conferencing. The statistics regarding Zoom are surprising, as per Zoom Inc., there are more than 3.3 Trillion meetings held every year and along with that Zoom hosted 45 Billion webinars during the past 12 months. This data depicts the importance and justifies the reason for being on the list of most downloaded apps in the world.
Instagram is also a social media app with more than 1 Billion active users in a month. As per the parent company of Instagram i.e. Facebook, Instagram is the 3rd most useful social media apps in the world and the 4th most downloaded app in 2021. Features of Instagram are direct messaging, sharing photos and videos, and on top of that Insta Stories is an amazing one.
An interesting aspect of Instagram is that it does not have a web version, the app can only be accessed via mobile phone. Furthermore, the app is also used for marketing, and users with hundreds of followers are making money by making advertisements for different businessmen.
No app in the world could beat this messaging app until now. WhatsApp is the 2nd most downloaded app in the world at the moment. Everyone in the world can use this app either he is an individual or a businessman. The app is worldwide available in more than 175 countries with 2 Billion users.
Users can send texts, photos, videos, files, documents and can also do video and voice calls with loved ones. In addition to this, WhatsApp’s business version is much supportive to the business community as they can keep in touch with clients globally. Moreover, the app is available in 60 different languages to entertain the global audience.
Facebook is the 2nd most downloaded apps in the world in the year 2021 with about 3 Billion monthly active users. This app has been dominating the list for the last decade. This app assists people to keep in touch with their friends and family around the globe. For anyone who is interested in socializing and wants himself to equip with current affairs knowledge, Facebook is the best option.
No, any social media app can beat the level of Facebook in the world. Facebook is not helping individuals only but also assisting the business community. It has a feature of Facebook Business Manager, where you can do advertising and manage pages. It is pertinent to mention that Facebook does not charge any fee for it.
TikTok is the number one downloaded app in the world right now. TikTok is developed by the Chinese firm ByteDance with the vision of making and sharing short videos. Its most acknowledged genre includes dancing and lip-synching.
The app has been downloaded more than 2 Billion times overall. Users of TikTok call themselves “The TikTokers”. Ongoing pandemic and global lockdown added more brightness on the popularity since the people were at home; they make short videos and upload them.
Same like many other social media apps, TikTok has also been serving the purpose of entertainment and business/marketing. According to ByteDance, users of TikTok usually spend 70 minutes daily using it.
There are hundreds of apps available in the world but the above stated are the 10 most downloaded apps in the world by 2021. People usually spend hours of their lives on social media surfing.
These apps are not only providing the platform for entertainment but also serving as a business tool where many businessmen are benefitting and enlarging businesses. The current pandemic and recent lockdown have highlighted the performance and popularity of many apps.