In principle, it is not very difficult to guess which is the most downloaded app of 2022.
We are only four months into this year. But what is currently the most downloaded app is likely to remain so throughout the year. Unless a new hype suddenly arises in the coming years, but I don’t have a crystal ball.
The most downloaded app of 2022 so far is TikTok. Yeah, that’s no surprise, huh? With more than 176 million downloads so far this year, the app continues to be popular. This is apparent from data from research company Sensor Tower† Since the release of TikTok in 2018, the app has been downloaded more than 3.5 billion times. Numbers that will make your head spin. The data is from the first quarter of 2022.
Social media apps form the core of the most downloaded apps anyway. Not surprising, because these are the applications that everyone has on his or her phone. Instagram is in second place with 151 million downloads so far this year. The top five also consists of Facebook and WhatsApp.
The great Mark Zuckerberg can rub his hands. Because with these figures he appears to have gold in his hands. Of course we already knew, but this top 5 is a confirmation of that. Instagram, WhatsApp and Facebook all fall under Meta. That means three out of five apps belong to one parent company. Speaking of Big Tech.