The COVID-19 pandemic has had a significant effect on the most famous applications of this year. There is a list of several unexpected applications that be the most popular application and also popular applications with the highest users.
Let's take a peek at the 10 most popular applications in 2020 from the Apple App Store and Google Play Store!
TikTok is one of the most popular applications in 2020. It's not unexpected. By April 2020, TikTok was downloaded by over 2 billion users worldwide. When more people spend most of their time in their homes and computers, they search for new ways to have fun. Social media users love to watch a video, and TikTok is an almost irresistible application for users with its smart algorithm.
In April 2020, Zoom registered more than 300 million users in a day, and 2.13 million daily downloads are increasing in March 2020. When many users worldwide had to start work from home, they searched for Zoom to be their video conferencing option.
As of July 2020, with over 2 billion downloads, WhatsApp was classified as the most popular worldwide social messaging app in 2020. Although WhatsApp is maybe not that popular in the USA, it is still the world's top app.
- Facebook and Facebook Messenger
The Apple App Store and the Google Play Store regularly feature Facebook in the top five. It's the world's most successful download-based software publisher, according to Statista. The Facebook family is composed of Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp, and Facebook Messenger. In the United States, Messenger is very popular, with more than 2 million downloads each month by 2020.
Instagram is the completion of the Facebook family. One of the most popular apps among Gen Z and Millennials, as their photo and video sharing app. Since this application loves to keep its numbers under wraps, we can only conclude that it's one of the most successful applications in 2020 because of its popularity and immovable condition in app stores.
- Google Meet
The app hit more than 50 million downloads in May 2020 as users come from home to the service. During the pandemic, Google Meet became popular, and it became accessible for every user. Since Zoom is on fire for security reasons, many customers use Google Meet as the alternative.
- Google Classroom
Google Classroom now has more than 50 million downloads, and the number of students and teachers who turn to online learning is deciding to use Google Classroom. Before the pandemic, it wasn't in the top 100 charts.
Users have turned to YouTube for more time to help fill this hole. With more than 28.3 million downloads, YouTube was the world's most downloaded streaming software. YouTube offers a lot of interesting content for its users. You can see almost everything on YouTube. That is why the users will always access it because it has a lot of content and a friendly interface.
Twitter is also available in a smartphone app version of a microblogging website. 500 milli-1 billion users have downloaded this app. The app functions as a social news feed where you can watch other people's activities, see current business leaders' news and updates and share your thought about everything through tweets.
This website and application help you watch your favorite films and videos and other Netflix content anywhere with a more comfortable smartphone app from your mobile device, P.C., or T.V. 100 million – 500 million users have downloaded this app. In English-speaking countries, this is a top-rated app.
Nobody could have expected that this year some applications will be so famous. It will be fun to see how the year finishes, and this list definitely will also change as the year rounds.