TikTok becomes most downloaded app of 2021

Apptopia has released its annual round-up of the year’s most downloaded apps, and TikTok reigns supreme, in both, the US and global charts.

TikTok was downloaded 656 million times in 2021, beating out Instagram which was downloaded 545 million times. Facebook and WhatsApp took third and fourth place, with Telegram rounding out the top five.

With 327 million downloads, Snapchat placed sixth on the chart, Zoom was seventh and Messenger placed eighth. CapCut and Spotify rounded out the global chart.

In the US, TikTok was just as popular with 94 million downloads, and Instagram was still on its tail with 64 million downloads. Snapchat, Cash App and Zoom rounded off the top five.