The 10 Most Popular Apps Of 2021


TikTok was reportedly the most downloaded app worldwide in 2021. With the pandemic showing no signs of relenting, streaming services, video games, and mobile apps have become the go-to destinations for most people looking to keep themselves entertained.

This has led to a huge upsurge in users of social media networks and streaming services, with TikTok seemingly winning big this year.

The latest report comes just days after App Annie released its list of the most downloaded apps and games on Christmas Day 2021.

According to the report, TikTok was the most downloaded app globally and in the U.S. on Dec. 25, suggesting the app's continued popularity in the U.S. and beyond. Earlier this month, a Sensor Tower report revealed that the short video app was the highest grossing app globally this year ahead of YouTube, Tinder and Disney+.

App analytics and mobile industry intelligence firm Apptopia has released a new report that lists the most downloaded apps and games of 2021. TikTok came in at number one globally with 656 million downloads during the year, while Instagram came in at number two with 545 million downloads.

While the top two positions are occupied by the same two apps globally and in the U.S., the list veers off in slightly different directions thereafter. 

As the year comes to an end, we mark an extraordinary year with new app and game releases, popular among the young or the old, all over the world. Apptopia, an analytics firm has released the list of most downloaded apps of 2021.

Most of them are apps already widely used by many. Here is the complete list of the top ten most downloaded apps of 2021 on both iOS and Andriod. 

1. TikTok

2. Instagram

3. Facebook

4. WhatsApp

5. Telegram

6. Snapchat

7. Zoom

8. Messenger

9. CapCut

10. Spotify