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WhatsApp reaches 5 billion downloads on Google Play Store Photo: Carolina Ochsendorf / TechTudoWhatsApp reaches 5 billion downloads on Google Play Store Photo: Carolina Ochsendorf / TechTudo

WhatsApp reaches 5 billion downloads on Google Play Store Photo: Carolina Ochsendorf / TechTudo

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The Google Play Store count involves every time the app has been installed by someone, whether new or old. The metric also includes pre-installations, which ends up favoring the Facebook app and, mainly, Google's software. The App Store, an iPhone application store (iOS) does not report the volume of downloads of apps and games on Apple devices.

It is worth mentioning that the 5 billion reached by WhatsApp do not reflect the number of active users of the platform. The last data released by the messenger, in 2018, revealed that there were more than 1.5 billion people online monthly. The current amount, however, is uncertain.

Most used app in Brazil and worldwide

WhatsApp was the most used app app in Brazil in 2019, according to report by monitoring company App Annie. The app is also at the top in the world ranking of monthly users, which takes into account Android and iPhone phones. After him, there are three other Facebook apps: the social network itself, Messenger and Instagram.

Its popularity also boosted WhatsApp Business, especially in Brazil. The business app grew the most in the country in 2019. In other markets, including emerging markets such as India and Indonesia, the business version reached, at most, the second position.

Report brings WhatsApp at the top of the ranking of most used apps in Brazil Photo: Reproduo / App AnnieReport brings WhatsApp at the top of the ranking of most used apps in Brazil Photo: Reproduo / App Annie

Report brings WhatsApp at the top of the ranking of most used apps in Brazil Photo: Reproduo / App Annie

According to an independent survey carried out by the data analysis firm Sensor Tower, WhatsApp was the most downloaded application in the world in 2019, with more than 850 million downloads on Android and iPhone (iOS). Of these, 220 million were in the last three months of the year alone.

Via Android Police and Annie App

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