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Tiktok Most Popular App for 2021


By Rogers Wanambwa 

KIU, Main Campus – In 2021, Tiktok became the number one most downloaded and most popular app globally, surpassing Facebook's WhatsApp, Instagram, and Facebook apps. 

The famous short video-sharing platform Tiktok managed to amass over 980 million downloads last year. According to one site, it managed to get over 745 million downloads in 2021, making it the most downloaded app in 2021. 

Lately, TikTok outperformed tech giant Google as the most popular website of the year, says a report. The app is expected to bring in revenue of over $63 billion. 

Indeed, according to a report by IT security company Cloudflare, the viral video app gets more hits than the US-based search engine.

The rankings show that TikTok knocked Google off the top spot in February, March, and June this year and has held the number one position since August.

The social network, which China-based Bytedance owns, now has more than one billion active users worldwide, and that number continues to grow.

List of top 10 most downloaded apps in 2021

1. Tiktok 

2. Instagram 

3. Facebook 

4. WhatsApp

5. Telegram

6. SnapChat

7. Zoom

8. Messenger

9. Capcut

10. Spotify