Most Used Apps In The World

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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 the mobile users. Billions of people around the world are using smartphone devices now, and one definite way to reach those people is 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.

Top 20 Most Used (and downloaded) Mobile Apps

WhatsApp

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 2021

WhatsApp users Stats from 2015 to 2021

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Facebook

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 2017Source – sproutsocial

Facebook Messenger

This is a dedicated messenger (chat) application by Facebook that provides 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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Instagram

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: sproutsocial

Snapchat

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- economictimes

Uber

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

Downloads – 100 million – 500 million

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YouTube

It is a complete video viewing and sharing an 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

Youtube
Source – viralwoot

SHAREit     

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

Bitmoji

As the name suggests, it is an app that allows you to create and share personalized emojis (funny images) such as smileys, cartoon avatar, 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

Gmail

It is an email messaging application by Google that was first invented for 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

iCloud

This is a cloud storage application by Apple that only works with iOS-compatible smartphones, tablets, and other devices. iCloud gives a 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 same as the website.

Downloads – 100 million – 500 million

Amazon

Source- comscore

Twitter

It is a microblogging website which is also available in a mobile app version. The app works like a social news feed where you can follow other users, see latest news and updates from industry leaders, and share your own views through “tweets” about anything.

Downloads – 500 million – 1 billion

Twitter stats 2017Source – socialdraft

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 anytime. The app is more popular in English speaking countries.

Downloads – 100 million – 500 million

NetflixSource: statista

Google+

A social networking app by Google, it works more or less same as the Facebook app. There is a timeline where you can watch the latest updates from your friends and those you follow. You can also share updates, news, links, images and more.

Downloads – 1 billion – 5 billion

Pinterest

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 2020

Pinterest Stats 2017Source – Statista

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