Sensor Tower has Introduced app-related Information from the Q1 2019 Data Digest Report, and the most downloaded app worldwide in the first quarter was WhatsApp with over 223 million new installs.
On iOS, TikTok has been the most downloaded app on the App Store with more than 33 million installs at Q1 2019, and it retained the top spot for the fifth quarter in a row. On Android, WhatsApp reigned with near 199 million downloads from Google Play. TIkTok came in third on the Google Play list. Interestingly, four out of five programs in the complete most downloaded record are possessed by Facebook.
Beginning with the overall download numbers for Q1 2019 that comprises all programs, the report says that the top five apps figure out how to retain their positions from Q4 2018. WhatsApp arrived first with over 223 million installs, and Facebook Messenger came in second with near 209 million installs. This implies four out five world’s most downloaded apps from Q1 2019 are owned by Facebook.
Video editing app Biugo and photo editing app PicsArt entered the top 20 apps globally for the first time in Q1. Sensor Tower notes that this is since first-time users in India helped both programs achieve new install highs in the quarter.
TikTok has been the most downloaded program on the App Store for the fifth successive quarter. But, its next quarter numbers may observe a decline given the program was banned in Indiatemporarily last month, over illegal and pornographic content. The ban was raised, but it could have costed the company tens of thousands of downloads in the meantime.
YouTube, Instagram, WhatsApp, and Facebook Messenger take the successive top four places on the many downloaded by iPhone and iPad users. Sensor Tower notes that Twitter took the 16th spot with 11.7 million App Store downloads in Q1 2019, making this Twitter highest total since Q1 2015.
Most of WhatsApp’s downloads were clocked on Android, with Google Play downloads at almost 199 million in the first quarter. Facebook Messenger has been the 2nd most downloaded program in Google Play at Q1 2019, followed by TikTok, Facebook, and Instagram.