Here are the most downloaded/most-used apps of 2021

A site called App Annie has gone through all the most popular apps to determine which apps were the most popular of 2021. This report details everything, but here’s an executive summary instead dragging you through a TL;DR post.

Most download apps in 2021:

  1. TikTok
  2. Instagram
  3. Facebook
  4. WhatsApp
  5. Telegram
  6. Snapchat
  7. Facebook Messenger
  8. Zoom Cloud Meetings
  9. CapCut
  10. Spotify

Apps in which users spent the most money:

  1. TikTok
  2. YouTube
  3. Tinder
  4. Disney+
  5. Tencent Video
  6. Piccoma
  7. HBO Max
  8. Google One
  9. Twitch
  10. BIGO LIVE

Monthly active users:

  1. Facebook
  2. WhatsApp
  3. Facebook Messenger
  4. Instagram
  5. Amazon
  6. TikTok
  7. Telegram
  8. Twitter
  9. Spotify
  10. Netflix

Top app companies worldwide (downloads)

  1. Google (Google Meet)
  2. Meta (Instagram)
  3. ByteDance (TikTok)
  4. Microsoft (Microsoft Teams)
  5. InShot Inc. (InShot)

Like I said, more can be found here.

Alan Cross

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