Top 10 Most Downloaded Apps of 2021

Social Networking apps have changed the way we live our lives and even the way we use our smartphones. There have been a lot of new apps that have gained immense popularity in 2021 based on the sudden onset of this pandemic.

The most downloaded apps change constantly, and it depends on several conditions but there are a few apps that have remained on the top 10 downloaded apps list for a long time. If you have been curious about the most used and downloaded apps in the world, then keep reading.

To break a record and break down pretty surprising yet not surprising news in 2021, Zoom, TikTok, and Google Meet have been the most preferable and downloaded apps. It must not come as a surprise as the reason why some of these apps gained immense popularity and then led to billions of downloads is only because of Covid-19.

All of us were quarantined for more than a year, and the education, working, and other industries have shifted online. From graduation classes to meetings, all of it is done via mobile apps. The following apps on the list haven’t changed their spots much on the ‘Most downloaded Apps’.

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These are the 10 most popular and downloaded apps in 2021:

TikTok Most Downloaded App

1) TikTok:

Who doesn’t know TikTok, the app that replaces Facebook, YouTube & Instagram and becomes the most downloaded app in 2021 globally? Owned by ByteDance a Chinese multi-national company founded in 2012 by Zhang Yiming.

According to Sensor Tower, the popular short video app has been downloaded more than 2 billion times on Google Play Store and Apple App Store. As of July 2021, TikTok has 690 million active users all over the world.

As per some reports an average user spends 1 hour per day on TikTok globally. The video-sharing app is available in 75 different languages and is used in more than 150 countries.

TikTok is the most trending iOS and Android app that took over the teenage market in one big sweep. With music, filters, and some other fun features, TikTok has become the most popular & downloaded to entertain to be entertained.

  • By TikTok Pte. Ltd.
  • Ratings: 4.4
  • License: Free

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most popular facebook app

2) Facebook:

Facebook has been the most downloaded app for more than a decade now. It occupied the 2nd spot this year as TikTok made it to the most downloaded app of all time.

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Facebook has always dominated the social media networking space for the longest time. Facebook is the market leader and it remains the most widely used social media platform.

Facebook was downloaded more than 200 million times which includes 45 million iOS users and 160 million Android users. As per the most recent report, Facebook has 2.85 billion active users all over the world.

  • By Facebook Inc.
  • Ratings: 2.3
  • License: Free

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most downloaded Instagram app

3) Instagram:

The popular Facebook-owned photo and video-sharing app Instagram was launched in 2010. However, in June 2018, Instagram hit 1 billion monthly active users. Is Instagram being one of the most downloaded apps? Not that surprising I guess.

With more than a billion monthly users, Insta becomes the most popular & downloaded social networking app worldwide and 500 million of them use the platform every day. Instagram is especially popular in the US with 130 million users & India with 100 million users.

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Users are spending more time on Instagram instead of Facebook & YouTube. Instagram is a great platform to endorse brands you can inexpensively target 1 billion Instagram users.

  • By Instagram Inc.
  • Ratings: 3.8
  • License: Free

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Whatsapp App

4) WhatsApp Messenger:

With more than a billion active users on a daily basis, WhatsApp Messenger is one of the most downloaded apps. It is a chat messenger that helps you connect with your friends, and family with a single click. You can send files, images, and even PDFs, and long videos with ease.

Whatsapp is immensely popular in Asian countries and has been one of the most popular apps for a pretty long time. Whatsapp has more than two billion active users worldwide in a month. According to some surveys, the average number of times that users check Whatsapp is 20 times per day.

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  • By: Whatsapp LLC
  • Play Store Rating: 4.2
  • License: Free

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Snapchat App Download

5) Snapchat:

Snapchat is another social networking app that was launched from a dorm room in 2011. Snapchat managed to become one of the most downloaded apps of the decade in no time. It is indeed one of the fastest-growing social media networks today.

Before naming Snapchat was once called Picaboo as an iOS-only app. It was renamed Snapchat in 2012 when launched for Google Play Store. Snapchat comes with a great policy is to delete messages by default. You can always change your information and privacy settings.

Did you know a study has found 70% percent of Snapchat users are women and more than 50% percent of all Android & iOS users are using the app. 37% of snap users are between18 to 24 years old and over 60% of United States 13 to 38 year-olds are Snapchat users.

  • By Snap Inc
  • Play Store Rating: 4.3
  • License: Free

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Facebook Messenger

6) Messenger:

Facebook Messenger is another most downloaded app of all time, a messenger made for Facebook. It is popular because of the wide range of features it has, which makes connecting with people easy.

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Messenger is downloaded more than 1 billion times on Google Play Store and in Apple App Store is the second most popular app of all time. 70% of all U.S smartphone users admitted to using mobile messenger services, like Facebook Messenger regularly.

During the pandemic WHO (World Health Organization) health alert was available on Facebook Messenger. Messenger can help you stay close with those who matter to you most, from anywhere and on any device.

  • By Facebook
  • Play Store Rating: 4.0
  • License: Free

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Zoom App

7) Zoom:

Zoom is a conferencing video tool app that can be connected to all kinds of devices with ease. This app allows users to meet online, with or without video. Feature-rich and yet easy to use, the zoom mobile and desktop apps.

Zoom has more than 300 million daily meeting participants. The video chat app rises to prominence amid the pandemic, fist-time installations of Zoom’s mobile app have skyrocketed 728% since March 2020.

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Zoom hit an all-time high of daily downloads in March 2020, when the app was installed 3.5 million times in a single day. Today Zoom the audio & video conferencing app became the most downloaded & one of the most important apps in the business world.

  • By
  • Ratings: 3.9
  • License: Free

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Josh App

8) Josh:

Josh app was launched by Daily Hunt the popular news aggregator app. Josh app is a desi version of TikTok. Josh app is available in multiple regional languages that speak in India. The app is the perfect platform for all those who love making short and funny videos.

The application has an extensive music library and trendy dialogues. You can try new filters, masks, and super cool special effects. All you have to do is shoot amazing videos and go viral.

Josh instantly become a hit after its launch in Sep 2020, with 50 million downloads in a matter of 45 days. According to recent research, Josh is the only Indian mobile app in the top 10 list for the month of May 2021.

  • By Ver Se Innovation
  • Ratings: 4.0
  • License: Free

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Telegram App

9) Telegram:

Telegram Messenger is one of the most downloaded apps with more than 500 million monthly active users. Being the fastest messenger app on the app store, Telegram delivers all your chats & messages faster than any other app available on the internet.

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Telegram application offers unlimited cloud storage for your messages, chats, photos, videos, and documents. All chats, audio, and video calls are protected with strong encryption. No advertisement and no charge the app is absolutely free for everyone.

  • By Telegram FZ-LLC
  • Play Store Rating: 4.3
  • License: Free

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Google Meet

10) Google Meet:

The Google Meet app is another video conferencing app that is similar to zoom. People can call people multiple people with or without switching on the video option. This app is similar to Zoom and it is obvious that this app has gained popularity due to the pandemic.

Google Meet is adding 3 million users a day. Day over day growth has surpassed 60%, more than 30 times what it was in 2020. Google Meet now serves over 30 billion minutes of video calls per day. Google Meet is now free for everyone, everywhere.

  • By Google LLC
  • Ratings: 3.8
  • License: Free

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