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TikTok continues to be the most downloaded app globally

FILE PHOTO: The TikTok logo is pictured outside the company's U.S. head office in Culver City, California, U.S., September 15, 2020. REUTERS/Mike Blake
FILE PHOTO: The TikTok logo is pictured outside the company's U.S. head office in Culver City, California, U.S., September 15, 2020. REUTERS/Mike Blake (REUTERS)

TikTok not only topped the charts in terms of the overall downloads but also in terms of downloads on Google’s Play Store and Apple’s App Store.

TikTok continued to be the most downloaded non-gaming app in the world sixth time in a row. The app by ByteDance climbed the charts for being the most downloaded app globally back in May replacing the video-conferencing app Zoom, which held the top spot in April this year. Since then, TikTok has remained on top, a Sensor Tower report stated.

TikTok was the most downloaded non-gaming app worldwide for October 2020 with close to 66 million installs, which represented a 9.5% increase from October 2019. The countries with the most installs of the app during this period were from Douyin in China at 12% of its total downloads and Brazil at 10%, the report said.

TikTok not only topped the charts in terms of the overall downloads but also in terms of downloads on Google’s Play Store and Apple’s App Store.

Sensor Tower 2020 report
Sensor Tower 2020 report (Sensor Tower)

While TikTok maintained its top position, WhatsApp climbed two steps up replacing Zoom from the second spot. In September, WhatsApp stood at the fourth spot behind TikTok, Zoom and Facebook in terms of the overall downloads.

WhatsApp was the second most installed non-gaming app worldwide last month with more than 57 million installs. The countries with the largest number of Whatsapp installs were India at 30 percent, followed by Nigeria at 10 percent, the report added.

As far as the overall downloads are concerned, TikTok topped the October 2020 chart. It was followed by WhatsApp, Facebook, Instagram and Zoom.

Talking about the Play Store, TikTok maintained its top spot for October. It was followed by WhatsApp, Facebook, Snack Video and Instagram on the second, third, fourth and fifth positions. TikTok also maintained a lead as far as the App Store is concerned. It was followed by Zoom, YouTube, Instagram and Taobao on the second, third, fourth and fifth positions.

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