According to App Intelligence from AppFigures, TikTok was the most downloaded app in 2021, with over 586 million new installations worldwide. It fought a serious battle with Instagram, which finished 2021 in second place with 566 million downloads.
Facebook and WhatsApp round out the top three Meta in the Top 4 Most Popular Apps of the Year.
In 5th place in the ranking is Telegram, which has a great year and 365 million new users, sums up AppTractor.
Snapchat, Messenger, Zoom, CapCut, and Google Meet round out the top 10 apps of 2021.
Is there a pattern in this rating?
Five of the top 10 apps involve creators or creatives who create content, photos, or (short) videos. And in the case of CapCut, the video-editing app from TikTok, NIX Solutions is only talking about these creators.
YouTube, the original site for creators, is not on this list just because it is built into Android devices, so we cannot estimate the number of new installs. If you include YouTube in this rating, then, most likely, it shared the first places with TikTok and Instagram. This is clearly seen in the App Store, where we can estimate the number of app downloads.