10 Most Downloaded Apps Of This Decade; Facebook Dominates The List

Can you imagine your life without apps like Facebook, Instagram, Ola or Uber, Swiggy or Zomato? Difficult, right?
A few days back Google revealed India's top searched personalities, news events, movies, etc, and now a mobile market data and analytics firm App Annie has revealed the Apps that ruled this decade.

The company revealed the top 10 most-downloaded apps between 2010 and 2019. While Facebook had the top spot, FB owned Apps secured the top four slots.
Here are the top 10 most-downloaded apps in this decade...

Facebook

The most popular social media platform, Facebook tops the list of the most-downloaded apps of the decade. Keeping up with friends is faster and easier than ever. Share updates and photos, engage with friends and Pages, and stay connected to communities important to you.

Features on the Facebook app include:
  • Connect with friends and family and meet new people on your social media network
  • Set status updates & use Facebook emoji to help relay what’s going on in your world
  • Share photos, videos, and your favorite memories.
  • Get notifications when friends like and comment on your posts
  • Find local social events, and make plans to meet up with friends
  • Play games with any of your Facebook friends
  • Backup photos by saving them in albums
  • Follow your favorite artists, websites, and companies to get their latest news
  • Look up local businesses to see reviews, operation hours, and pictures
  • Buy and sell locally on Facebook Marketplace
  • Watch live videos on the go

Facebook Messenger

Launched as a standalone app for iOS and Android in 2011 to make chatting easier for Facebook users, the Facebook messenger has become the second most-downloaded app. Be together whenever with a simple way to text, video chat and rally the group.
  • SEND A MESSAGE -Skip exchanging phone numbers, just send a message. It's seamless across devices.
  • CUT DOWN GLARE WITH DARK MODE. Dark mode is a sleek new look that goes easy on the eyes by switching the background from white to black.
  • SHOW YOUR REACTION - Add a silly sticker, send a dancing GIF and use emojis to express yourself better.
  • SHARE PHOTOS AND VIDEOS - Capture the moment with the Messenger Camera, add a filter or doodle, then send to friends or share to Stories.
  • RALLY THE GROUP - Make plans to get together with polls, share your location, split the bill and more.
  • HOP ON A CALL OR VIDEO CHAT - Hang out anywhere, anytime by getting on call or a group video** chat — filters optional :) **Calls are free over Wi-Fi but otherwise standard data charges apply.
  • SEND A VOICE MESSAGE - When text just won't cut it, just hit record and send say, sing or shout it out loud.
  • SEND MONEY SECURELY AND EASILY (within US, UK and France only) - Send and receive money from friends in the app by adding your debit card or PayPal* account. *PayPal available in the US only.
  • SHARE YOUR LOCATION - Suggest a meeting spot or tell friends where you are by sharing your location with just a few taps.
  • CHAT WITH BUSINESSES - Easily connect with your favorite businesses to make reservations, get customer support, find deals and more.
  • PLAY GAMES WITH FRIENDS - Challenge friends, climb leaderboards, and discover your next gaming obsession.
  • BRING SMS INTO MESSENGER - No need to open multiple apps to stay in touch. Use one app for SMS and Messenger.

WhatsApp Messenger

Can you imagine your life without WhatsApp? Well, this free cross-platform messaging app has grabbed the third position on the topmost downloaded app list. WhatsApp Messenger is a FREE messaging app available for Android and other smartphones. WhatsApp uses your phone's Internet connection (4G/3G/2G/EDGE or Wi-Fi, as available) to let you message and call friends and family. Switch from SMS to WhatsApp to send and receive messages, calls, photos, videos, documents, and Voice Messages.

WHY USE WHATSAPP:
  • NO FEES: WhatsApp uses your phone's Internet connection (4G/3G/2G/EDGE or Wi-Fi, as available) to let you message and call friends and family, so you don't have to pay for every message or call.* There are no subscription fees to use WhatsApp.
  • MULTIMEDIA: Send and receive photos, videos, documents, and Voice Messages.
  • FREE CALLS: Call your friends and family for free with WhatsApp Calling, even if they're in another country.* WhatsApp calls use your phone's Internet connection rather than your cellular plan's voice minutes. (Note: Data charges may apply. Contact your provider for details. Also, you can't access 911 and other emergency service numbers through WhatsApp).
  • GROUP CHAT: Enjoy group chats with your contacts so you can easily stay in touch with your friends or family.
  • WHATSAPP WEB: You can also send and receive WhatsApp messages right from your computer's browser.
  • NO INTERNATIONAL CHARGES: There's no extra charge to send WhatsApp messages internationally. Chat with your friends around the world and avoid international SMS charges.*
  • SAY NO TO USERNAMES AND PINS: Why bother having to remember yet another username or PIN? WhatsApp works with your phone number, just like SMS, and integrates seamlessly with your phone's existing address book.
  • ALWAYS LOGGED IN: With WhatsApp, you're always logged in so you don't miss messages. No more confusion about whether you're logged in or logged out.
  • QUICKLY CONNECT WITH YOUR CONTACTS: Your address book is used to quickly and easily connect you with your contacts who have WhatsApp so there's no need to add hard-to-remember usernames.
  • OFFLINE MESSAGES: Even if you miss your notifications or turn off your phone, WhatsApp will save your recent messages until the next time you use the app.
  • AND MUCH MORE: Share your location, exchange contacts, set custom wallpapers and notification sounds, broadcast messages to multiple contacts at once, and more!

Instagram

Clicking #InstaWorthy pictures are life goals for Millenials. Launched in 2010, this photo and video-sharing app lands on the 4th position in this list. Bringing you closer to the people and things you love. — Instagram from Facebook

Connect with friends, share what you’re up to, or see what's new from others all over the world. Explore our community where you can feel free to be yourself and share everything from your daily moments to life's highlights.

Express Yourself and Connect With Friends
  • Add photos and videos to your story that disappear after 24 hours, and bring them to life with fun creative tools.
  • Message your friends in Direct. Start fun conversations about what you see on Feed and Stories.
  • Post photos and videos to your feed that you want to show on your profile.
Learn More About Your Interests
  • Check out IGTV for longer videos from your favorite creators.
  • Get inspired by photos and videos from new accounts in Explore.
  • Discover brands and small businesses, and shop products that are relevant to your personal style.

Snapchat

What is life without Snapchat filters? Launched in 2011, Snapchat has become one of the most-downloaded apps of the decade, taking fifth place on this list.
Snapchat is the most fun way to share the moment with friends and family 👻

Snapchat opens right to the camera, so you can send a Snap in seconds! Just take a photo or video, add a caption, and send it to your best friends and family. Express yourself with Filters, Lenses, Bitmojis, and all kinds of fun effects.

Skype

The video calling and voice chat app, Skype, takes the sixth place on this list.
Skype keeps the world talking. Say “hello” with an instant message, voice or video call – all for free*.

Use Skype to send SMS messages to mobiles worldwide and with SMS Connect you can now also read and reply to your phone's SMS messages right from your computer. SMS connect will be released gradually.

TikTok

2019 has been all about TikTok videos. Launched in 2017 and owned by ByteDance, the video-sharing app takes the seventh place.
TikTok is not your ordinary destination for short-form mobile video. It's raw, real, and without boundaries—whether you're brushing your teeth at 7:45 a.m. or you're making breakfast at 7:45 p.m. It's from the gut, 'come as you are' storytelling told in 15 seconds. With TikTok life's more fun when you live in the moment and go beyond to explore.

We make it easy for you to discover and make your own awesome videos by capturing funny and memorable moments to share with the world. Take your videos to the next level with special effects filters, fun stickers, music, and more. Life’s moving fast, so make every second count and show the world what you got!

UC Browser

UC Browser is a web browser that was the eight most-downloaded apps of the decade.
UC Browser 2020 launches UC Drive to upgrade your browsing, watching, downloading experience. UC Drive helps you backup your browsing contents like photos, videos, big files and music etc on cloud. UC Drive helps you save 20GB phone memory storage, free your mobile phone!

UC Browser is a multifunctional and safe browser for Android. What make UC Browser popular is that amazing browsing and downloading speed. UC Browser help you quickly search and browser answers, easily find and watch videos, instantly catch up with local news. Besides, Besides, UC Browser provides rich contents for you. Good morning memes, love memes, hot gifs, bonus games, live cricket scores & schedules, movies trials. All you need can be found in UC Browser!

YouTube

Google-owned video-sharing platform YouTube was the ninth most-downloaded app of the decade.
Get the official YouTube app for Android phones and tablets. See what the world is watching -- from the hottest music videos to what’s trending in gaming, entertainment, news, and more. Subscribe to channels you love, share with friends, and watch on any device.

With a new design, you can have fun exploring videos you love more easily and quickly than before. Just tap an icon or swipe to switch between recommended videos, your subscriptions, or your account. You can also subscribe to your favorite channels, create playlists, edit and upload videos, express yourself with comments or shares, cast a video to your TV, and more – all from inside the app.

Twitter

Launched in 2006, the Microblogging platform Twitter has been one of the most popular social networking sites. In this list, Twitter takes the tenth place.
Twitter is your go-to social networking app and the source for what's happening in the world. From world news to local news, entertainment to sports and gaming, politics to fun stories that go viral, when it happens in the world, it happens on Twitter first. Find friends or follow influential people - every voice can impact the world! Join over 2 BILLION users worldwide!
  • Tweet, Retweet, Reply to Tweets, Share or Like - Twitter is Easy to Use
  • Create your Free Twitter account Today!
  • Build an Engaging Profile
  • Know What’s Trending Now
  • Live streaming events

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