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Most Popular Apps

Mobile apps have become an integral part of our daily lives and take up a sizable share of screen time today.

Below you’ll find the latest data on the most downloaded apps worldwide and in select countries, including a breakdown by platform and category.

Here’s a quick overview of what you’ll find on this page:

  • Instagram was the most downloaded app worldwide in Q1 2024, with 166 million downloads.
  • Temu was the most downloaded shopping app worldwide in 2023, with 337.2 million downloads, 1.8x more than Amazon Shopping.
  • TikTok was the most downloaded iOS app worldwide in May 2024, with 15 million downloads.
  • Instagram was the most popular Android app worldwide in May 2024, with 58 million downloads.

Instagram was the most downloaded app in Q1 2024 with 166 million downloads worldwide across Google Play and App Store.

Most Popular Apps Worldwide (Q1 2024)

A total of 4 Meta-owned apps (Instagram, Facebook, WhatsApp Messenger, and WhatsApp Business) were included in the list of top 10 most popular apps in Q1 2024.

Here’s a full ranking of the most downloaded apps worldwide in Q1 2024:

No data available on Spotify downloads.
App Q1 2024 Downloads Worldwide
Instagram 166 million
Facebook 141 million
TikTok 137 million
WhatsApp Messenger 115 million
Telegram 79 million
CapCut 74 million
Snapchat 67 million
Temu 63 million
Spotify No data available
WhatsApp Business 59 million

Sources: Appfigures, Sensor Tower

United States

Temu was the most downloaded app in the US in Q1 2024.

Temu was the most downloaded app in the US in Q1 2024

Here’s a complete ranking of the most popular apps across iOS and Google Play in the US in Q1 2024:

Rank, App Rank Change (vs. Q4 2023)
1. Temu =
2. TikTok =
3. Threads +6
4. Instagram =
5. WhatsApp Messenger =
6. SHEIN =
7. Max -4
8. CapCut =
9. ChatGPT -2
10. Facebook =

United Kingdom

Temu ranked as the most downloaded app in the UK in Q1 2024. SHEIN (Temu’s competitor) took the second spot in the ranking.

Temu ranked as the most downloaded app in the UK in Q1 2024

Here’s a complete list of the most popular apps in the United Kingdom in Q1 2024:

Rank, App Rank Change (vs. Q4 2023)
1. Temu =
2. SHEIN +4
3. Vinted =
4. Microsoft Authenticator +3
5. WhatsApp Messenger -1
6. TikTok -1
7. Threads +2
8. Tesco Grocery & Clubcard -6
9. ChatGPT -1
10. Telegram +3

Australia

The most downloaded app in Australia during the first quarter of 2024 was Temu.

The most downloaded app in Australia during the first quarter of 2024 was Temu

The official Australian government app (myGov) claimed the second spot in the ranking of most downloaded apps in Australia.

Here’s a full list of the top apps in Australia in Q1 2024:

Rank, App Rank Change (vs. Q4 2023)
1. Temu =
2. myGov =
3. Threads +7
4. Messenger +10
5. ChatGPT -2
6. WhatsApp Messenger +1
7. TikTok -2
8. Microsoft Authenticator -4
9. CapCut -3
10. Ticketek AU +15

Canada

The most downloaded app in Canada during the first quarter of 2024 was Temu. ChatGPT took the second spot in the ranking of the most popular apps in Canada.

The most downloaded app in Canada during the first quarter of 2024 was Temu

Here’s a complete list of the most downloaded apps in Canada in Q1 2024:

Rank, App Rank Change (vs. Q4 2023)
1. Temu +1
2. ChatGPT -1
3. Threads +3
4. TikTok -1
5. WhatsApp Messenger -1
6. Facebook +1
7. Amazon Prime Video +2
8. Messenger +2
9. Microsoft Authenticator -4
10. Instagram +1

India

In Q1 2024, Instagram secured the top spot as the most downloaded app in India, followed by Facebook and Meesho (online shopping platform).

In Q1 2024, Instagram secured the top spot as the most downloaded app in India

Here’s a complete ranking of the top 10 apps in India by downloads in Q1 2024:

Rank, App Rank Change (vs. Q4 2023)
1. Instagram =
2. Facebook +4
3. Meesho -1
4. PhonePe +1
5. WhatsApp Messenger +5
6. JioCinema +1
7. Snapchat +1
8. Flipkart -4
9. WhatsApp Business +2
10. Truecaller +2

France

During the first quarter of 2024, Temu was the most downloaded app in France, followed by Threads and SHEIN.

During the first quarter of 2024, Temu was the most downloaded app in France

Here’s a complete list of the top 10 most downloaded apps in France in Q1 2024:

Rank, App Rank Change (vs. Q4 2023)
1. Temu =
2. Threads +26
3. SHEIN +3
4. ChatGPT -2
5. WhatsApp Messenger -2
6. Facebook +3
7. Telegram -2
8. TikTok -4
9. CapCut -2
10. Instagram -2

Germany

Temu was the most downloaded app in Germany in Q1 2024.

Temu was the most downloaded app in Germany in Q1 2024

Here’s a comprehensive list of the most downloaded apps in Germany in Q1 2024:

Rank, App Rank Change (vs. Q4 2023)
1. Temu =
2. Threads +13
3. ChatGPT -1
4. WhatsApp Messenger -1
5. Instagram =
6. Facebook +2
7. SHEIN +4
8. Telegram -1
9. TikTok -3
10. Lidl Plus -6

Source: Sensor Tower

May

In May 2024, TikTok was the most downloaded app in the iOS App Store worldwide with 15 million downloads, followed by CapCut (10 million) and Temu (9 million).

Most Popular iOS Apps Worldwide (2024, May)

Here’s a complete list of the most downloaded iOS apps worldwide in May 2024:

App iOS App Store Downloads
TikTok 15 million
CapCut 10 million
Temu 9 million
Google Maps 9 million
Google 9 million
Instagram 8 million
ChatGPT 8 million
YouTube 8 million
WhatsApp 7 million
Threads 7 million

Source: Appfigures

April

TikTok was the most popular app by downloads in the App Store in April 2024, registering 14 million downloads worldwide.

Most Popular iOS Apps Worldwide (2024, April)

Here’s a complete list of the top 10 most downloaded iOS apps worldwide in April 2024:

App iOS App Store Downloads
TikTok 14 million
CapCut 10 million
Google Maps 8 million
Temu 8 million
Instagram 8 million
Google 8 million
Youtube 8 million
WhatsApp 8 million
Threads 7 million
Google Chrome 7 million

Source: Appfigures

March

TikTok claimed the top spot in the list of most downloaded iOS apps worldwide in March 2024, with 16 million downloads.

Most Popular iOS Apps Worldwide (2024, March)

Here’s a complete list of most popular iOS apps by downloads in March 2024:

App iOS App Store Downloads
TikTok 16 million
CapCut 10 million
Google Maps 9 million
Instagram 9 million
Threads 8 million
Temu 8 million
Youtube 8 million
WhatsApp 8 million
Google 8 million
Gmail 7 million

Source: Appfigures

May

In May 2024, Instagram generated 47 million downloads worldwide in Google Play making it the most popular app.

Most Popular Android Apps Worldwide (2024, May)

Here’s a complete breakdown of the most downloaded Android apps in May 2024:

App Google Play Downloads
Instagram 58 million
Facebook 43 million
TikTok 36 million
WhatsApp 31 million
Messenger 24 million
Telegram 21 million
JioCinema 20 million
Temu 19 million
CapCut 19 million
WhatsApp Business 17 million

Source: Appfigures

April

In April 2024, Instagram had the highest number of downloads worldwide (47 million) in Google Play among all apps.

Most Popular Android Apps Worldwide (2024, April)

Here’s a complete ranking of the most downloaded Android apps in April 2024:

App Google Play Downloads
Instagram 47 million
Facebook 41 million
TikTok 33 million
WhatsApp 29 million
JioCinema 21 million
Telegram 20 million
Snapchat 17 million
WhatsApp Business 17 million
Messenger 16 million
CapCut 15 million

Source: Appfigures

March

Facebook brought in 52 million downloads in Google Play in March 2024, more than any other Android app.

Most Popular Android Apps Worldwide (2024, March)

Here’s a comprehensive ranking of the most downloaded apps in Google Play worldwide in March 2024:

App Google Play Downloads
Facebook 52 million
Instagram 50 million
WhatsApp 33 million
TikTok 31 million
Telegram 20 million
WhatsApp Business 18 million
Messenger 18 million
Snapchat 17 million
Threads 15 million
Spotify 14 million

Source: Appfigures

In Q1 2024, Instagram was the most downloaded social app worldwide with 166 million downloads across Google Play and App Store, closely followed by Facebook (141 million) and TikTok (137 million).

Most Popular Social Apps Worldwide (Q1 2024)

Here’s a complete list of most popular social apps worldwide in Q1 2024:

App Downloads
Instagram 166 million
Facebook 141 million
TikTok 137 million
WhatsApp Messenger 115 million
Telegram 79 million
Snapchat 67 million

Sources: Appfigures, Sensor Tower

Temu was the most downloaded shopping app worldwide in 2023, with 337.72 million downloads.

Most Popular Shopping Apps Worldwide (2023)

Here’s an extended list of the most downloaded shopping apps worldwide in 2023:

App Downloads
Temu 337.72 million
SHEIN 261.94 million
Amazon Shopping 188.12 million
Shopee 160.67 million
Meesho 147.75 million
Flipkart 142.68 million
AliExpress 101.08 million
Mercado Libre 95.85 million
Alibaba 91.9 million
Lazada 65.41 million

Source: Statista

Threads claimed the top spot on the list of most downloaded apps in the US in 2023 with 192.7 million downloads.

Most Popular Apps in the US (2023)

Here’s a complete list of the most downloaded apps in the US in 2023:

App Downloads
Threads 192.7 million
Temu 113 million
TikTok 80.9 million
CapCut 69.3 million
SHEIN 68.4 million
WhatsApp Messenger 68.2 million
Instagram 67.3 million
MONOPOLY GO! 57.5 million
Cash App 55.7 million
Snapchat 52 million

Source: Apptopia

2022

TikTok was the most downloaded mobile app with 672 million downloads across App Store and Google Play in 2022.

Most Popular Apps Worldwide (2022)

Here’s a complete list of the most popular apps worldwide by downloads in 2022:

App Downloads in 2022
TikTok 672 million
Instagram 548 million
WhatsApp 424 million
CapCut 357 million
Snapchat 330 million
Telegram 310 million
Subway Surfers 304 million
Facebook 298 million
Stumble Guys 254 million
Spotify 238 million

Source: Apptopia

2021

TikTok hit 656 million downloads in 2021, more than any other mobile app across Google Play and App Store.

Most Popular Apps Worldwide (2021)

We’ve listed the most popular apps by downloads worldwide in 2021:

App Downloads in 2021
TikTok 656 million
Instagram 545 million
Facebook 416 million
WhatsApp 395 million
Telegram 329 million
Snapchat 327 million
Zoom 300 million
Messenger 268 million
CapCut 255 million
Spotify 203 million

Source:Apptopia

2020

TikTok was the most downloaded app across Android and iOS devices in 2020 with 850 million downloads.

Most Popular Apps Worldwide (2020)

Here’s a list of the most downloaded apps worldwide in 2020:

App Downloads in 2020
TikTok 850 million
WhatsApp 600 million
Facebook 540 million
Instagram 503 million
Zoom 477 million
Messenger 404 million
Snapchat 281 million
Telegram 256 million
Google Meet 254 million
Netflix 223 million

Source: Forbes

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June 25, 2024

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