TikTok overtook Facebook to become the most downloaded app in the world in 2020, Nikkei Asia reports. In 2019 he was in fourth place.


Data collected by Nikkei Asia from the App Annie analytics platform shows that TikTok moved from fourth place in 2019 to number one in the list of most downloaded apps in the world in 2020. Facebook remained in second place, but its messaging app – Facebook Messenger – It dropped from first to fifth place.

tik tok, an application that allows you to record short videos, has gained many new users around the world. Its growth is due not only to downloads from China, but also from the United States and Great Britain. The study shows that in 2020, TikTok became the most downloaded app in the US, and thus was ahead of Facebook Messenger.

“The total watch time of TikTok in the US and UK is longer than YouTube, and the short videos will continue to gain attention,” Chuzen Kin, Director of App Marketing, Annie, cited by Nikkei Asia.


Of the top 10 most downloaded apps in the world in 2020, seven are developed in the US, and four are owned by Facebook – The WhatsAppand Instagram and Facebook Messenger as well as the original Facebook app. The above applications were in the top five of the ranking discussed. However, Nikkei Asia Magazine did not provide the exact number of downloads for each.

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