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Facebook owned four application takes the pride in most downloaded application worldwide

Written by TechNadu Staff
Last updated December 30, 2020

Mark Zuckerberg Co-founded social media giant Facebook currently owns the four most downloaded non-gaming apps in the world, namely WhatsApp, Facebook, Messenger, and Instagram. While Messenger tops the App Store download charts, Facebook is the most downloaded app on Google Play.

The Google Play and App store, both the platform shared that Facebook-owned four out of the top five spots for the most downloaded app on worldwide. In the App Store Download charts, Messanger is on the top and in Google play Facebook lead the competition.

In terms of revenue, video, and audio streaming app Netflix continues to be the world's highest grossing app.

Netflix is the highest grossing app for the Q1 2017, after that  Line, Tinder, Pandora, and Spotify in line to fill the top five list. The top lead spot Netflix's revenue grew a staggering 286% year over year from $34.6 million to $133million in worldwide.

Worldwide app downloads grew from 11.9 billion to 13.5 billion last year, thus marking a 14% increase. 4.7 billion downloads were made for applications in the App Store, while Google Play Store accounted for 8.8 billion. This isn’t surprising, considering that the number of smartphones running Android is much greater than those on iOS.

The latest study shows that $17 billion of all earnings came from the App Store, while Google Play generated $504 million in revenue. Overall, the app industry grew 63% compared in 2016, recording a total of $2.16 billion during the first 3 months of this year, compared to $1.34 billion in the same period of last year.

Interestingly, the number don't include revenue from games, a section that is quite popular on the App Store and that represents the main source of revenue for the platform.



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