It’s World Social Media Day today and the day is marked to highlight the importance of the day in our daily lives now. It’s hard to imagine a day without the presence of these apps in our lives and how basic and essential they have become for everyone.
While there are many social media platforms out there, there are only a handful that are most important to people.
In the first half of 2020, among the top 10 most downloaded apps in the world, the top three are social media apps, according to the latest Sensor Tower report. Not only that, on the top ten most downloaded apps list, five are social media apps.
Here’s a look at the most popular social media apps of 2021 on Android and iOS apps:
The app owned by ByteDance TikTok is the most downloaded app in the world. It was banned in India for a year, but it is still a popular app around the world. When split between Android and iOS users, it is the most downloaded application among iOS users, it is the second most downloaded application among Android users.
The main app of social media giant Facebook is the second most downloaded app overall. Among Android users, it is so far the most popular app in 2021 and among iPhone users, it is the sixth most popular app.
Facebook-owned photo sharing app Instagram is the third most downloaded app by smartphone users in 2021. It ranks third of the two Apple Store and on the Google Play Store.
Facebook’s dedicated messaging app – Messenger is also on 2021’s Most Popular Apps list. It ranks 7th on Apple’s App Store list and 6th on Google Play Store list .
The Snapchat pop-up messaging app is also on the list. It is the eighth most popular app overall. The app ranks at # 7 on the Google Play Store. It is not among the top 10 apps on Apple’s App Store list.