WhatsApp emerges as most downloaded app globally (Photo Credit: Sensor Tower)
Recently, Sensor Tower released app-related data from its Q1 2019 Data Digest Report. And, the most downloaded app worldwide in the first quarter was WhatsApp with more than 223 million new installs. Messenger was the second best performing app by downloads worldwide in Q1 2019 with close to 209 million installs. The next highest performing app was TikTok, followed by Facebook and Instagram.
It is to be noted that the top 10 apps were the same as the previous quarter, with the top five all retaining their rankings from Q4 2018. Facebook once again had four of the top five apps. However, video app Biugo and photo editing app PicsArt entered the top 20 apps worldwide for the first time in Q1. Interestingly, first-time users in India helped both apps achieve new install highs in the quarter.
According to the Sensor Tower report, TikTok was the most downloaded app on the App Store worldwide for Q1 2019 with more than 33 million installs. It is followed by YouTube, Instagram, WhatsApp and Messenger.
TikTok was the most downloaded app on the App Store for its fifth consecutive quarter in the No. 1 spot. YouTube was No. 2 for the second quarter in a row. Twitter had 11.7 million App Store downloads in Q1 2019, making it the No. 16 most downloaded app. This was Twitter’s highest total since Q1 2015 and a year-over-year increase of 3.6 percent.
The report further revealed that WhatsApp was the most downloaded app on Google Play worldwide for Q1 2019 with close to 199 million installs, followed by Messenger, TikTok, Facebook, and Instagram.
Four apps exceeded 150 million installs in Q1 2019, including Facebook-owned WhatsApp, Messenger, and Facebook. ByteDance’s TikTok was once again the No. 3 Google Play app. YouTube Kids joined YouTube and YouTube Music among the top 20 Google Play apps. YouTube Kids had 29 million downloads in the quarter, an increase of 291 percent quarter-over-quarter.