Did you know that there are apps for almost everything? If there isn’t an app for it, someone has probably invented an app for it. Whether it’s finding a recipe, tracking your fitness goals, keeping up with your friends, or learning a new language, there is an app for that. Check out this list of the most downloaded apps of 2021.
TikTok, the wildly popular app that lets users film and share short videos have overtaken Instagram and Facebook in terms of overall downloads for the first time ever. While these are the three most popular apps of 2021 as rated by worldwide downloads, there were several other apps that made the list. These include games like Candy Crush Saga, Clash of Clans, and Words with Friends; productivity apps like Evernote and OneNote; navigation apps like Waze and Uber; messaging apps like iMessage and WhatsApp; news apps like Flipboard and Pulse; e-commerce apps like eBay and Amazon; and many others.
A Chinese startup, created in 2017 by three friends who met while studying at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), has become one of the most downloaded apps on the planet, with more than 700 million users. The app is known for its short, often-distracting videos, which typically focus on dance moves and lip-syncing to songs that are usually popular among teens. The app’s success has been attributed to its ability to target young people, especially teenagers, through a combination of algorithms that pick popular songs and viral content. One of the app’s cofounders, former UCLA classmate Kevin Zhang, said the app was designed to mimic the experience of “listening to a song on the radio and then seeing the same song come up on your screen.
Instagram is one of the most popular apps on all of the iOS and Android platforms. In fact, it’s so popular that there are more than 1 billion active users. And guess what? Users spend an average of 110 minutes per day on the app. That’s a lot of time! And, if you’re running a successful marketing campaign on any platform, mobile or otherwise, then you should be monitoring your strongest platforms like a hawk. It’s also one of the most useful, as it’s perfect for posting pictures and video, especially if you use it with a cell phone or a tablet. But it has another very unique feature: You can add “Geotags” to your photos and videos. A “Geotag” is simply an annotation that indicates the place where the photo or video was taken. People who use Instagram with a cell phone or a tablet can then click on the Geotag and get information about where the picture was taken. For example, they might see a map showing exactly where the place where the photo was taken is located within a larger city. They might also see a list of other places in that city where that exact location is featured in photos or posted on other websites. This is extremely useful for people who enjoy traveling and for those who have a curiosity about where other people are located all around the world.
Facebook is the most popular social network in the world with over 2 billion users. They have more active users than any other website and they update their site almost daily. If you are not using Facebook to promote your business, you are truly missing out on a huge marketing opportunity. Facebook has a news feed section that is updated about once every two minutes. This means that there is always something new for people to read on this one site alone. And, since Facebook users spend about 3 hours per day on the site (that’s nearly 25,000 hours per month!) it is one of the best sites on which to place advertisements.
Almost all online users access the Internet through their computers. Therefore, if you are not using Facebook to promote your website or your business, you are virtually ignoring half of the available traffic to your website. Just think about how many people check their “Facebook News Feed” every day. There are several ways you can use Facebook to promote your website.
The three most downloaded apps of the year are TikTok, Instagram, and Facebook. The reason for this is that they have taken over the market in a massive way. With their unique design and features, these apps make them stand out. The three apps have been dominating the download charts for quite some time now. It is not an accident. These apps have been creating new trends and ways to use the internet to its fullest potential.