TikTok was the most downloaded app worldwide in Q1 2022

TikTok continues to give something to talk about. On this occasion it is news for having obtained the position number 1 as the most downloaded application in the first quarter of 2022 worldwide, as detailed Sensor Tower in the report «Q1 2022: Store Intelligence Data Digest«. The application exceeded 3.5 billion downloads during the first part of 2022, becoming the fifth app to reach these figures (and the only one not owned by Meta).

The Chinese social network has exceeded 10 million downloads in the last nine quarters. No app has had more downloads than TikTok since early 2018, when WhatsApp had 250 million downloads worldwide, according to the report. However, YouTube has come quite close to TikTok’s results in the US App Store, where it has surpassed 10 million downloads each of the last nine quarters, while YouTube has exceeded this threshold for eight quarters.

In downloads on iPhones and iPads, the leaders continue to be the same applications from the last three quarters. TikTok surpassed 70 million App Store downloads for the third time in the first quarter of 2022, driven by growth in Asia. Although, it has been banned in India, one of the largest markets for app downloads. CapCut, a TikTok video editing app
publisher ByteDance, has been ranked among the top 10 apps on the App Store for the past five quarters.

Most downloaded apps in Europe

TikTok, WhatsApp, Telegram, Instagram and Facebook are the five applications that have occupied the top positions in the last four quarters. Tik Tok and WhatsApp occupied the first two positions, while Instagram it dropped one place from last quarter to No. 4. Telegram had its second-best quarter in Europe in the first quarter of 2022, trailing only nearly 28 million
installations it had in the first quarter of 2021. The countries where Telegram has been downloaded the most are Russia, followed by Ukraine and Turkey.

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In the European App Store the most downloaded application is WhatsApphas also been the best first quarter of the year for the messaging company since 2018. CapCut has sneaked into the list of the top 10 best applications and downloads in Europe account for 34% of the total.

However on Google Play, TikTok has been ranked first for the same period. Telegram follows closely behind with over 14 million downloads. There wasn’t a lot of turnover among the top apps. Talking Ben the Dog, SHEIN, StarMaker and Twitter were the only apps to make the top 20 after several quarters off the list.

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