TikTok the most popular app worldwide

TikTok the most popular app worldwide

27. April 2022 0 By Horst Buchwald

TikTok the most popular app worldwide

Shanghai, 4/27/2022

According to a report from Sensor Tower, TikTok was the world’s most downloaded app last quarter, overtaking Instagram.

TikTok is the fifth app ever – and the only one not owned by Meta – to surpass the 3.5 billion downloads mark in history. No app has had more global downloads than WhatsApp since 2018, according to Sensor Tower. In the first quarter of 2022, TikTok was downloaded more than 175 million times worldwide. Instagram, the most downloaded app to date, reached 151 million downloads. Facebook was in third place, followed by WhatsApp and Telegram.

Notably, HBO Max was among the top five most downloaded apps in the U.S. last quarter. January was its second best month ever. Among mobile games, Wordle was the most popular app in the U.S. last quarter. The report noted a boom in apps that track gas prices and offer rewards in the face of rising inflation.

A separate report from Conviva examined the fastest-growing brands on TikTok over the past year. Two English Premier League teams, Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester United, gained the most followers during that time, followed by Netflix, ESPN and Guinness World Records.

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