WhatsApp Reaches 5 Billion Installs on Android, Second Non-Google App to Do So

WhatsApp Reaches 5 Billion Installs on Android, Second Non-Google App to Do So:

Facebook-owned messaging app WhatsApp for Android has now notched up a staggering five billion downloads, making it only the second non-Google app to achieve this milestone.

As with most Android applications that reach large amounts of installs, this number does not just include downloads from the Play Store, but also pre-installed copies like Samsung and Huawei has bundled the app with some smartphones in the past, AndroidPolice reported.

According to Statista, WhatsApp is most popular global mobile messenger app worldwide with approximately 1.6 billion monthly active users, outranking Facebook Messenger at 1.3 billion and WeChat at 1.1 billion users in 2019. Following Facebook and YouTube, it is the third most popular social network worldwide.

As for the Google Play store, South Korea was the fastest-growing WhatsApp market, with downloads of the mobile messaging app increasing almost 56 percent in 2019.

Additionally, Google for the first time in five years, unseated Facebook as the top publisher of mobile apps.

In the last quarter of 2019, Google amassed close to 850 million downloads compared to Facebook’s nearly 800 million, analytics firm Sensor Tower revealed recently.

When it comes to overall downloads for the year, however, Google still trails behind Facebook.

While Google raked in nearly 2.3 billion downloads, Facebook gained almost 3 billion downloads over the past 12 months.

Facebook owns four out of the top five most downloaded apps worldwide, including WhatsApp, Facebook, Instagram and Messenger, that does not come as a surprise.

ByteDance-owned video sharing app TikTok was the world’s second-most downloaded app in 2019.

Originally Published at: Gadgets 360

 

WhatsApp Reaches 5 Billion Installs on Android, Second Non-Google App to Do So

Recent Articles

ISRO Starts Work on Chandrayaan-3 Mission Ahead of 2021 Launch

ISRO Starts Work on Chandrayaan-3 Mission Ahead of 2021 Launch: In its second attempt to soft-land on the Moon, India began working on its third...

OnePlus 8 Pro Rumoured to Support Wireless Charging

OnePlus 8 Pro Rumoured to Support Wireless Charging: OnePlus 8 Pro has been part of the rumour mill for quite some time now, and a...

Xiaomi Mi A3 Price in India Cut, Now Starts at Rs. 11,999

Xiaomi Mi A3 Price in India Cut, Now Starts at Rs. 11,999: Xiaomi Mi A3 has received a permanent price cut in India. The phone...

Mee Audio X10 True Wireless Earphones Launched in India, Priced at Rs. 4,999

Mee Audio X10 True Wireless Earphones Launched in India, Priced at Rs. 4,999: Affordable audio brand Mee Audio is known for its value-for-money wireless earphones,...

Cloud Cooking India: Housewives Become Gig Economy Chefs

Cloud Cooking India: Housewives Become Gig Economy Chefs: Rashmi Sahijwala never expected to start working at the age of 59, let alone join India's gig...

Related Stories

Stay on op - Ge the daily news in your inbox