Is Facebook Officially a Relic? The Most Downloaded Apps

Ariel Ariel
May. 12

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I crunched the numbers and ranked the most downloaded apps in April, and I'm excited to share that things are pretty much the same as March. With a few tiny exceptions.

TikTok was the most downloaded app in the world in April. It made its way into 51 million devices, according to our estimates. Much like March.

Rival Instagram was right behind it with 47 million estimated downloads. It was the most downloaded app on Google Play and the third most downloaded app in the App Store, having been pushed a spot by Google Maps.

Google Maps is not a stranger to the most downloaded apps in the App Store list, but it's had a great run in April. Whether it's true scientifically or not (it isn't), it feels like COVID's all gone, and the downloads certainly reflect that. Which is why people need a map.

Meta's trio is still at the top overall, but in April, WhatsApp Business also joined the list, having had a strong month on Google Play.

Spotify, another icon that's not a stranger but also not always here, snagged the last spot from official closer Capcut, but not because Capcut didn't make it. It sure did, landing in 7th place. Give it a few more months and it's sitting pretty at 5.

Together, the top 10 most downloaded apps in the world had a combined total of 318 million estimated downloads in April. A smidge shorter than March, but nothing to write home about.

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