MUST HAVE!! The Ultimate List of Most Used Apps In The World 2024

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Most Used Apps In The World

Now that we are into 2024, We have come up with these apps everyone should have on the phone according to the most used apps in the world!!

If you have any other app suggestions then please please comment down below. *smile*

Mobile apps are one of the reasons why smartphones are so much popular today. These apps are what make your phones and tablets smart, in terms of functionality and features.

The app market is going through a positive revolution with hundreds of new applications being introduced every day.

App development is beneficial not only for monetary purposes but also to extend the reach of a business/website to mobile users.

Billions of people around the world are using smartphone devices now, and one definite way to reach those people is by creating a mobile app for your business.

If you are planning to develop your own app, be sure to check out the most used apps in the world to get an idea of what actually works in the market.

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Top Most Used (and downloaded) Mobile Apps


It is one of the most popular and widely used chat applications that also supports communication between international phone networks.

It has many chat features such as video calling, audio calling, chat message deletion, emojis, status, and more.

Downloads – 1 billion – 5 billion

According to statistic WhatsApp users from 2015 to 2022

WhatsApp users Stats from 2015 to 2022


It is the world’s most popular social networking website and application. Facebook app is available for Android, iOS, BlackBerry, and all other major mobile platforms.

The app is used almost everywhere in the world, for social and business communications.

Downloads – 1 billion – 5 billion

Facebook uses 2017

Facebook Messenger

This is a dedicated messenger (chat) application by Facebook that provides a messaging facility to Facebook users.

Previously, there was no separate app for messaging on Facebook but there is now, and it has become equally popular within a few years of its invention.

Downloads – 1 billion – 5 billion

Facebook Messenger Stats

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This is a photo-sharing and social networking application that became popular mainly because of its high quality and unique features like square image format, filters, and the lack of a website variant.

Yup, the app only works on supported mobile devices and there is no web version.

Downloads – 1 billion – 5 billion

Instagram StatsSource: sprout social

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It is a social networking cum messaging application that can only be used through a dedicated mobile application.

Yes, even Snapchat doesn’t work on the regular web. The app allows users to chat with other Snapchat users and send messages, photos, short videos, and more.

Downloads – 500 million – 1 billion

Snapchat Statistics 2017

UC Browser

When it comes to mobile browsers, UC completely dominates the market with its amazing mobile compatible browsing app.

UC browser is also available in a mini version for low-memory devices and has all the features you can expect in a mobile browser.

Downloads – 500 million – 1 billion

UC Browser
Source- economic times


Uber is the most used location-based cab hiring app that allows users to hire drivers, cabs, bikes, and shared rides for local and outstation transits.

It is an easy, convenient, safe, and cost-effective way of transporting within or near your city.

Since it is a location-based app, Uber works fine on any GPS-enabled mobile device.

Downloads – 100 million – 500 million


It is a complete video viewing and sharing application that works on mobile and desktop devices.

The dedicated mobile app has some additional features such as offline downloading.

YouTube is the biggest host of videos on the planet and also offers monetization options to users.

Downloads – 1 billion – 5 billion

Source – viralwoot

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It is a free file sharing application by Lenovo that can be used to transfer audio, video, and image files from a Wi-Fi compatible mobile/desktop device to another.

The app is available for Windows, Android, iOS, and many other platforms.

Downloads – 500 million – 1 billion

ShareIt Application Stats
Source- livemint


As the name suggests, it is an app that allows you to create and share personalized emojis (funny images) such as smileys, cartoon avatars, stickers, and more based on your own face. The application is mainly popular in the United States.

Downloads – 100 million – 500 million

Google Search

Google is the biggest search engine in the world and now, it is being offered through a dedicated mobile app through which users can perform Google search for images, news, blogs, and everything else with just a click. Google Now is an advanced version of this application.

Downloads – 1 billion – 5 billion

Google Play

This is the official mobile app store by Google where users can find and download any compatible application for their Android-powered smartphones.

You can also check the statics like top free/paid apps in your region, upcoming trending mobile apps, and more.

Downloads – 1 billion – 5 billion

Google Maps

It is the most widely used mobile location and GPS tracking app. Maps by Google is a complete location app with features like GPS tracking, address sharing, navigation, real-time traffic updates, lane guidance, local place search, and more.

Downloads – 1 billion – 5 billion


It is an email messaging application by Google that was first invented for the web and now also has a dedicated mobile app variant for Android, iOS, and other platforms. Gmail is the most used email application around the world.

Downloads – 1 billion – 5 billion


This is a cloud storage application by Apple that only works with iOS-compatible smartphones, tablets, and other devices.

iCloud gives strong competition to other storage apps like Google Drive and Dropbox.

Amazon Mobile

Amazon is the world’s leading eCommerce marketplace which is now also available through a dedicated mobile application to target its mobile buyers and sellers.

The Amazon mobile application works almost exactly the same as the website.

Downloads – 100 million – 500 million


Source- ComScore


It is a microblogging website that is also available in a mobile app version.

The app works like a social news feed where you can follow other users, see the latest news and updates from industry leaders, and share your own views through “tweets” about anything.

Downloads – 500 million – 1 billion

Twitter stats 2017Source – social draft

Netflix app

It is an online video streaming website/app that lets you watch movies, videos, TV series, and other content from Netflix through your mobile device or PC.

The mobile app is more convenient as you can watch your favorite movies and videos from anywhere at any time. The app is more popular in English speaking countries.

Downloads – 100 million – 500 million

NetflixSource: Statista


It is an image sharing and social networking app where you can share unique images to promote your website and blogs to those who are interested in your content.

Pinterest is known for its collection of unique and high-quality images.

Downloads – 100 million – 500 million

Annual Pinterest user growth in the United States from 2014 to 2021

Pinterest Stats 2017Source – Statista

Google Pay (Tez)

Downloads – 1 billion – 5 billion

Google Pay is Mobile Payment App by Google, it is one app for all your payment need.

With Google Pay, you can send and receive money very quickly, pay bills, buy online, recharge your Phone and dish, Pay at offline stores, Bank to bank money transfer. It is a simple and secure mobile payment app.

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By Amit Gupta Founder and CEO of SAG IPL

Amit Gupta, who is the CEO and Founder of SAG IPL, founded this company with the vision to become the #1 provider of quality-driven and cost-effective blockchain marketing and development services in the world. As a Chartered Accountant with a keen interest in software and web development, he manages a team of over 200 professionals, comprising designers, developers, and marketers, committed to delivering top-notch web, software, mobile, and blockchain solutions to clients worldwide. Linkedin


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