WhatsApp Most Downloaded App Globally, TikTok Leads App Store Downloads in Q1 2019: Sensor Tower

Sensor Tower has released app-related Information from the Q1 2019 Data Digest Report, and Also the most downloaded Program worldwide from the first quarter was WhatsApp with more than 223 million new installs.

On iOS, TikTok has been the most downloaded program on the App Store with more than 33 million installs in Q1 2019, and it retained the top spot for the fifth quarter in a row. On Android, WhatsApp reigned with close to 199 million downloads from Google Play. TIkTok came in third on the Google Play list. Interestingly, four out of five apps in the complete most downloaded list are owned by Facebook.

Beginning with the overall download numbers for Q1 2019 that comprises all programs, the report says that the top five apps manage to retain their positions from Q4 2018. WhatsApp came in first with over 223 million installs, and Facebook Messenger came in second with near 209 million matches. This means four world’s most downloaded apps in Q1 2019 are owned by Facebook.

Video editing app Biugo and photo editing app PicsArt entered the top 20 apps globally for the first time in Q1. Sensor Tower notes that this is because first-time users in India helped both apps achieve new setup highs in the quarter.

TikTok was the most downloaded app in the App Store for its fifth consecutive quarter. However, its second quarter numbers may observe a decrease given the program was prohibited in Indiatemporarily last month, over pornographic and illegal material. The ban was lifted, but it might have costed the firm tens of thousands of downloads at the meantime.

YouTube, Instagram, WhatsApp, and Facebook Messenger choose the successive top four positions on the many downloaded by iPhone and iPad users. Sensor Tower notes that Twitter took the 16th spot with 11.7 million App Store downloads in Q1 2019, which makes this Twitter highest total since Q1 2015.

Most of WhatsApp’s downloads were clocked on Android, with Google Play downloads at nearly 199 million in the first quarter. Facebook Messenger has been the 2nd most downloaded program from Google Play at Q1 2019, followed by TikTok, Facebook, and Instagram.


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