Instant messaging app WhatsApp is the most downloaded application globally in the Q1 2019 Data Digest Report. According to the data released by Sensor Tower, all the most downloaded apps in the first quarter of 2019 has been listed down and WhatsApp tops the list with 223 million new downloads. Chinese entertainment app TikTok topped the list for the most downloaded apps for iOS in Q1 2019. With 33 million downloads, TikTok held its first position for the fifth time in a row. On the other hand, for Android, WhatsApp beat all other apps with a whopping 199 million downloads.
It should be noted that, out of the top 5 applications most downloaded for Android, four of them are owned by Facebook. WhatsApp with 223 million new downloads topped the list followed by Facebook Messenger with 209 million new installs. While TikTok held the third spot for the most downloaded application. At number four is Facebook and then at number 5 sits Instagram.
Speaking more about Android platform, PicsArt, the photo editing application and Biugo, the video editing app reached the top 20 most downloaded application for the first time. Other applications which comes under the top 20 most downloaded apps in Q1 2019 worldwide are ShareIt, YouTube, Like Video, Netflix, Snapchat, Spotify, Hotstar, Uber, Twitter, and Amazon.
For iOS, the most downloaded application from the App Store is TikTok with 33 million new installs in the Q1 2019. TikTok is followed by YouTube at the second spot and Instagram sits at the third. At number four is WhatsApp and the fifth position is taken by Facebook Messenger. The micro-blogging platform, Twitter reached number 16 in the most downloaded app on App Store in Q1 2019 with 11.7 million downloads. Although the number is lower but it is the highest number of downloads for Twitter since Q1 2015.
Most apps in the Top 20 most downloaded applications in Q1 2019 belongs to two major categories – Social media and entertainment. This shows the level of dependency we have over our smartphones and our love for social media. Although they help us connect with our friends and family but if left unchecked, they can become a bad platform to spend time on. TikTok is the prime example of this as it was banned for a few days in India due to its pornographic and sexual content.