WhatsApp was the most downloaded application in December 2019 worldwide on Android phones and iPhone (iOS), according to a survey by Sensor Tower. The messenger has accumulated almost 112 million downloads in the App Store and Google Play Store, which represented an increase of 30% in relation to December 2018. Brazil appears in second place in the list of countries that downloaded the app in the period, with 9% of the total downloads, behind only India, which accounted for 32%.
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TikTok was the second most downloaded application in the world ranking, repeating the list of November, October and the third quarter of 2019. In all, the short video social network was downloaded 83 million times, and Brazil was responsible for 10% of these downloads, being also the second country that most installed the app. India came in first, with about 30 million installations. Facebook, the most downloaded app of the decade 2010-2019, appeared in the third position, followed by Messenger and Instagram.
WhatsApp was the most downloaded application in the world in December 2019 Photo: Reproduo / SensorTower
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The study was carried out by SensorTower, consultancy specialized in the mobile application downloads market. The estimate only takes into account the unique installs of each app, and does not count pre-installed Google apps on Android or games. The platform registers application variables, such as Facebook Lite, for example, as a single app.
Among other apps that appear on the list, is Disney +, Disney's streaming platform that was launched in November 2019 in the United States and some countries and reached the top of the most downloaded iOS in the release month. Now, the service was the eighth most downloaded app on iPhones, still ahead of Netflix. Disney + has a forecast for launch in Brazil in November this year.
Also featured on the list were SHAREit file sharing service and video editor Likee, often listed as the most downloaded in the world. Club Factory, an application for selling Chinese products at low prices, was one of the most installed on Android. Snapchat, YouTube and Google Maps are also in the ranking. Check out the complete list of most downloaded apps in the world in December 2019 below.
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