Strong start: TikTok most downloaded app in first month of 2021

Anne Freer | February 15, 2021

App Business

TikTok was the most downloaded app on the App Store in January 2021, according to research from AppFigures.

On Google Play, Telegram rose to the top followed by, you guessed it, TikTok.

It seems there’s no stopping the short-form video app (though lockdowns likely have something to do with its continued success).

Telegram scored some 68 million downloads following WhatsApp privacy rule changes.

Other apps featuring in the charts included YouTube, Facebook, WhatsApp and Instagram. So no change there.

However, what’s evident from the latest data is that messenger apps play an increasingly dominant role in a world where many mobile-owning folks continue to be confined to their homes.

Clubhouse is another app that’s seeing huge interest.

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