Despite being a scandal-hit corporation in the past two-odd years, Facebook tops the list of the most downloaded app when it comes to app status. Facebook tops the list of the most downloaded app as revealed by App Annie in a wrap-up report. Further, Facebook’s suite of apps — Messenger, WhatsApp, and Instagram — grabbed the second, third, and fourth spots in the list of most downloaded apps of the decade.
This establishes Facebook’s unprecedented domination of the mobile space between 2010 and 2019, and perhaps also explains the average users’ outrage towards the company for manipulating their data and usage. Not just that Facebook tops the list of the most downloaded app because other communication apps, in general, ruled the roost during the decade, with seven out of the top 10 downloaded apps belonging to this category.
The others were Snapchat, Skype, TikTok, UC Browser, YouTube, and Twitter. App Annie stated in the report, “Mobile has been at the heart of major changes in consumer behavior this decade by giving consumers a window to the internet in the palm of their hand.” Also Read Meet Google Play’s best apps, games, and movies of 2019 Apps that topped consumer spends interestingly, when it came to consumer spends, music and video streaming apps dominated the decade. Netflix topped the category, followed by Tinder, Pandora Music, Tencent Video, LINE, iQIYI, Spotify, YouTube, HBO Now, and Kwai. Tinder was the most successful dating app of the decade in terms of consumer spending, coming in second place in the overall ranking.
Since 2020 is around the corner let’s see if Facebook tops the list of the most downloaded app by the end of the year.