10 Most Downloaded Apps in Last 10 Years

10 Most Downloaded Apps in Last 10 Years

Since the advent of smartphones, users have been using numerous apps all over the world in the last 10 years.

Many of these apps are so popular that it is believed that these apps will continue for many more years.

And so, one of the most downloaded apps in this decade in the world has compiled a company called ‘App Annie’. 

According to the New York Times, there are 2 million apps in the Apple App Store that are mainly used on iOS operating system devices. And according to Statista data, there are about 2.9 million apps in the Google Play Store that are used on Android-powered devices.

Do people use all the apps in so many apps? Are all the apps required? Do all apps need to be downloaded?

Your answer will surely be no. So is mine. In fact, out of these millions of apps, people download a few apps. 

However, there are some apps that have been downloaded the most number of times. And among them, today’s discussion about the first 10 apps in the serial.

10 Most downloaded apps list

10. Twitter

On 2006, the journey from America to the micro blogging platform ‘Twitter’ began. And it is currently available on mobile worldwide. 

Although initially limited to 140 wards, any status can be tweeted within 280 characters. Originally, on November 2017, Twitter Inc. launched this service for their users.

Pictures and videos can be posted on Twitter. From ordinary people to celebrities and political figures all over the world use Twitter.

9. YouTube

The most popular platform for watching video is YouTube, from which some earn $ 15 million. Anyone on YouTube can upload videos, watch videos, share and rate videos on YouTube

Not only that, a user can comment on a video through his comments, subscribe to any channel if he likes. Google became interested in YouTube and bought it for $ 1.65 billion in 2005.

8. UC Browser

Singapore’s mobile-based Internet company UC Web is number eight on the list of downloading this UC browsing app. 

However, it is no longer under their control. Because, Alibaba Group of China bought it. According to the Wall Street Journal, in some regions of Asia, the UC browser app is used more than Google Chrome. As a result, it is the eighth on the list of most downloaded apps.

7. TikTok

The popular app made by Byte Dance comes to China outside the Chinese market in 2017. Although initially this video-sharing social networking app was named Musical.ly

Currently it is popular with almost all young people around the world. A user can create, edit and share videos, not just video sharing. However, many experts in technology say that the video is causing social disruption to people’s tasteless videos.

6. Skype

Telecommunication based app is still very popular as calling app. In particular, video conferencing is more popular for business people around the world. However, Skype lags behind WhatsApp and Facebook Messenger.

5. Snapchat

Snapchat came to the market in the year 2011 with three friends from Stanford University. Later, this social media app became fully integrated with Snap Inc. 

This app is very popular for photo sharing video filtering. It ranks fifth in terms of downloads.

4. Instagram

This app on Facebook is at the top of the list of celebrities around the world. The American Photo and Video Sharing Social Network started on 2010. In this, pictures and videos can be shared.

One of Instagram’s adaptations by key entrepreneurs Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger is that taking pictures through Instagram becomes a more beautiful and quality picture. 

And that’s why it is now the favorite of all Android and iOS users and it is ranked 4th in the list of most downloaded apps.

3. Whatsapp

Another popular app on Facebook is WhatsApp. It was created by two Yahoo executives named Brian Acton and Jan Koum. 

In addition to providing text messages, audio, video, picture and document files can be sent to WhatsApp. With over one billion users, the number of WhatsApp users is increasing every day.

2. Facebook messenger

Another popular Facebook app is Facebook Messenger. Facebook Inc. created this app to chat with Android and iOS users. It is downloaded more than WhatsApp and has a large number of active users.

The first journey for Android Mobile, as well as the Google Play Store, started on iOS in 2011 (later on the App Store). In addition to chatting with all friends on Facebook via Facebook Messenger, pictures and videos and even documents can be sent.

1. Facebook

Facebook is at the top of the list of app downloads. This is not only for Android, but for iOS and iPhone subscribers it is at the top of the list of most downloaded apps. 

American citizen Mark Zuckerberg developed Facebook to connect with his friends while studying at Harvard University. This is the year 2004 when the history of the social networking world created.

Subsequently, this social website gradually spread to many American universities. At one point it became increasingly popular in America. 

Next Mark Zuckerberg presents it to the world. Currently Facebook has more than 2.37 billion users (as of December 2019).

This is the list of the most downloaded apps on Android and iOS device in the last 10 years. You may have already used all of them. If any are missing, try downloading the app’s from their official store.

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