Twitter sees record spike in daily downloads

As protests following the senseless killing of George Floyd are sweeping nations, Twitter has seen a spike in downloads and app installs.

Usage of the micro-blogging platform grew rapidly as people sought to stay informed and protesters shared live videos and images from demonstrations.

Data by Sensor Tower revealed that Twitter had just one million installs on Monday and one million new installs on Tuesday.

Monday marked the day with the single most installs of the app since 2014. During the last week, US installs of Twitter were higher than they had been in four years.

Meanwhile, Apptopia data revealed that installs topped 677,000 downloads globally and 140,000 in the US alone.

Downloads of the app may also be fuelled by continued worries about COVID-19 and the desire to stay up-to-date and receive live updates.

Twitter has not yet revealed data on downloads for the second quarter of the year, but installs grew from 31 million in Q4 2019 to 33 million in Q1 2020.

  

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