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Top 10 most downloaded apps of 2019

January 16, 2020 • Features, Lists, Online & Social, Top Stories

If you’re wondering what apps thrived last year, look no further – SensorTower has just published its report reflecting the most popular and most downloaded apps of 2019. This report used per-user download figures from the Apple App Store as well as the Google Play Store to tally the total number of downloads.

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Before jumping into the most downloaded apps, here’s a quick look at some of 2019’s coolest insights:

  • Worldwide app downloads totalled 28.7 billion in 4Q19, a 4.7% year-over-year increase.
  • 2019 full year downloads grew 9.1% to 114.9B, including 30.6B on the App Store and 84.3 from Google Play.
  • The biggest story of Q4 2019 was the launch of Disney+, which quickly became the top downloaded app in the U.S. It had more than 30 million U.S. downloads in the quarter.
  • For the first time in more than five years, Google passed Facebook to become the top mobile publisher by worldwide downloads. It had 841M first-time downloads in 4Q19, up 27.6% year-over-year.
  • TikTok ended the year as the No. 2 app by global downloads behind WhatsApp. India was responsible for nearly 45% of TikTok’s first-time downloads in 2019.

And now, the moment you’ve been waiting for – the most demanded apps of last year:

Top Apps of 2019

  1. WhatsApp
  2. TikTok
  3. Messenger
  4. Facebook
  5. Instagram
  6. Likeee
  7. SHAREit
  8. YouTube
  9. Snapchat
  10. Netflix

Top Android apps – Q4 2019

  1. WhatsApp
  2. TikTok
  3. Facebook
  4. Messenger
  5. Instagram
  6. SHAREit
  7. Likee
  8. Club Factory
  9. Snapchat
  10. UC Browser

Top App Store apps – Q4 2019

  1. TikTok
  2. YouTube
  3. Instagram
  4. WhatsApp
  5. Facebook
  6. Messenger
  7. Google Maps
  8. Jianying Vlog
  9. Disney+
  10. Taobao

Edited by Jenna Delport

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