Top 10 most downloaded social networks in the world in 2021 | Technology/Gadgets


TikTok could exceed 1.5 billion users by 2022. – AFP pic

SAN FRANCISCO, January 1 ― Are you more TikTok or Instagram? Which social network did you prefer in 2021? To see if you were in line with the majority of users, discover the Top 10 most downloaded social networks in the world this year.

The Apptopia platform examined the most downloaded social networks in 2021 and, unsurprisingly, TikTok again emerged as the clear winner both globally and in the United States. The Chinese social network, which was also ranked as the most downloaded application of the year in all categories, totaled 656 million downloads worldwide, including 94 million across the Atlantic.

According to the study, TikTok is causing a stir around the world, despite the fact that a ban on TikTok in India has allowed other apps of the same genre to take off. This is the case of MX TakaTak and Josh who use the same color codes as the famous Chinese application. The platforms specially designed for India offer a similar offer to their competitor ByteDance with a continuous thread of short thematic videos around beauty, singing, dancing, cooking, with touches of humor. MX app TakaTak ranks 7th with 128 million downloads worldwide while Josh ranks 10th with 111 million downloads.

With the metaverse, avatars are increasingly becoming an emerging trend. While reality TV singing competitions pit avatars against each other in China, a social network now lets you create your avatar before engaging in 3D chats with users around the world. It’s the unique offering of IMVU, which ranks 10th among the most downloaded social networks in the United States. Applications from Asia are increasingly appealing to Americans, as revealed by the presence of Bigo Live, a streaming platform, and Likee, a social network specializing in short videos, in 8th and 9th place.

Top 10 most downloaded social networks in the world in 2021

1. TikTok ― 656 million

2. Instagram ― 545 million

3. Facebook ― 416 million

4. WhatsApp ― 395 million

5. Snapchat ― 327 million

6. Twitter ― 171 million

7. MX TakaTak ― 128 million

8. Discord ― 121 million

9. WeChat ― 109.4 million

10. Josh ― 111 million

Top 10 most downloaded social networks in the United States in 2021

1. TikTok ― 94 million

2. Instagram ― 64 million

3. Snapchat ― 56 million

4. Facebook ― 47 million

5. Discord ― 32 million

6. Twitter ― 27 million

7. Reddit ― 25 million

8. Bigo Live ― 11 million

9. Likes ― 8.2 million

10. IMVU ― 7.2 million

To develop these rankings, Apptopia collected all the data on Google Play and via iOS. Note that the numbers for China are only from iOS. ― Studio ETX


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