TikTok surpassed Fb to grow to be essentially the most downloaded app on this planet in 2020, in accordance with enterprise journal Nikkei Asia, citing a world survey of app downloads. The journal mentioned that the Chinese language short-video app topped the checklist of social media suppliers for the primary time because the examine was first carried out in 2018. TikTok notably managed to mark its progress within the midst of dealing with nationwide bans final yr in markets together with India. The expansion of TikTok within the app world has majorly impacted Fb, the US-based social networking large that had 4 of the highest 10 most downloaded apps on this planet in 2020.
The info compiled by Nikkei Asia from analytics platform App Annie reveals that TikTok moved to the primary rank on the chart of essentially the most downloaded apps worldwide in 2020 from its fourth place in 2019. Fb, alternatively, remained on the second place, however its messaging app — Fb Messenger — moved from first to the fifth place.
Similar to its worldwide progress, TikTok managed to grow to be essentially the most downloaded app within the US in 2020, overtaking Fb Messenger, Nikkei Asia reviews. The Chinese language model of TikTok, which is known as Douyin, additionally maintained its dominance in China by retaining its first place.
In Asia (excluding China), TikTok continued to be within the second place by way of whole downloads, whereas Fb retained its first rank, the compiled knowledge reveals.
TikTok was amongst greater than 200 apps that had been banned in India between June and September final yr.
“The entire viewing time for TikTok within the US and UK is longer than that for YouTube, and quick movies will proceed to draw consideration,” mentioned Chuzen Kin, advertising supervisor at App Annie, as quoted by Nikkei Asia.
Of the highest 10 most downloaded apps on this planet in 2020, seven had been developed within the US and 4 of them had been owned by Fb. These 4 — WhatsApp, Instagram, and Fb Messenger in addition to the corporate’s authentic Fb app — had been among the many prime 5 most downloaded apps worldwide.
In contrast to TikTok, its homegrown competitor Likee fell to the eighth rank on the worldwide downloads chart in 2020 from the sixth place recorded a yr earlier. The latest outrage about WhatsApp’s privateness coverage replace has additionally helped Telegram achieve some momentum and shift from eighth to seventh rank globally.
Nikkei Asia has not supplied the precise variety of downloads every of the highest 10 most downloaded apps obtained in 2020. Additionally, official app shops such because the Apple’s App Retailer and the Google Play retailer look like the sources for the info.