WhatsApp was the most downloaded app in the world in the month of September, accounting for nearly 68 million downloads from the App Store and Play Store. The countries that downloaded the app the most were India and Indonesia, together totaling 43% of the total. In the second position of the list, it appears TikTok, first in the ranking in the month of August, with more than 60 million installations on Android and iPhone (iOS). Next, are Messenger, Facebook, and Instagram, which maintained the same rankings of the previous month.

The data were released by the consulting firm Sensor Tower, which specializes in research on application activities, with statistics compiled between September 1 and 30, 2019. The survey accounts for only single installations on each device and does not consider games or applications pre-installed on Google and Apple systems. Variants of famous services, such as Facebook Lite and TikTok Lite, are added to the main app as a single number.

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The video editing application Jianying Vlog, created by the same TikTok holding company, appeared on the list for the first time. Released in May, in China, the app was among the most downloaded by Apple users.

Other programs, such as the SHAREit file-sharing service and Likee’s social music video network, remained on the list, reaching the seventh and eighth place, respectively. YouTube, Snapchat and Wish also appear in the world ranking. Check out the apps most downloaded on smartphones in the world in August.

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General List

  1. WhatsApp
  2. TikTok
  3. Messenger
  4. Facebook
  5. Instagram
  6. YouTube
  7. SHAREit
  8. Likee
  9. Snapchat
  10. Wish

App Store

  1. YouTube
  2. TikTok
  3. Instagram
  4. WhatsApp
  5. Google Maps
  6. Facebook
  7. Messenger
  8. Pinduoduo
  9. Gmail
  10. Jianying Vlog

Play Store

  1. WhatsApp
  2. Messenger
  3. TikTok
  4. Facebook
  5. SHAREit
  6. Likee
  7. Instagram
  8. Snapchat
  9. UC Browser
  10. Club Factory

Via Sensor Tower

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