Most Popular Apps in 2022

By Usman Arshad | May 19, 2022

most popular apps in 2022

In the digital realm, businesses are making their online presence more dominant using apps. In the prevailing times, people are more toward purchasing things online, ordering food, and watching Netflix rather than going out to do these activities. This has drastically increased the number of app users online. Do you know which are the most popular apps in 2022? Let’s explore this together by looking statistically into app downloads, monthly active users, and consumer spending.

Every person has more than 20 apps installed on their smartphones on average. People look for interesting and useful apps to spend their time joyfully. Nowadays, thousands of apps are launched every day. Only the apps which remain installed on one’s phone are the apps having exceptional user experience. That is what most popular apps are good at.

We are just a quarter passed to the year 2022 and there is a massive increase in app downloads, consumer spending on apps, and monthly active users. There are almost 37 billion apps that have been installed in the first quarter of 2022, and that’s astonishing. Among these, the majority are Android apps: about 28 billion in total. The rest are iOS apps, which are about 8 billion in numbers.

Surprisingly, iOS apps have generated more revenue than Android apps, with accounts for $2 for every dollar spent on Android. Moreover, global consumer spending on mobile apps has hit 33 billion dollars in the first quarter of 2022. This up to a 40% increase in consumer spending from the last two years. Interestingly, this spending is only in terms of digital goods like in-app purchases, subscriptions, etc. Do you underestimate the potential of mobile apps still? Well, let’s explore the most popular apps in 2022 according to the number of downloads, consumer spending, and monthly active users.

Top 10 Most Popular Apps In 2022 by Downloads

top 10 most popular apps in 2022 by downloads

After leading downloads count in 2021, TikTok lost this battle at the very start of 2022. Instagram has worn the crown of being the most downloaded app in 2022, at least for the first quarter. Facebook, WhatsApp Messenger, and Snapchat still accompanied Instagram as the most downloaded apps in 2022. Interestingly, the pandemic has enabled online meeting apps like Zoom to be on the list of most downloaded apps. Additionally, Telegram continues to be the hot app due to its significance in private communication and individual messaging for the people concerned about censorship on other platforms.

Following are the top 10 most popular apps by downloaded in 2022.

  1. Instagram
  2. TikTok
  3. Facebook
  4. WhatsApp
  5. Snapchat
  6. Telegram
  7. Shopee
  8. Facebook Messenger
  9. Spotify
  10. Zoom Cloud Meetings

Top 10 Most Popular Apps in 2022 by Consumer Spending

top 10 most popular apps by consumer spending

TikTok holds the top spot among the apps by consumer spending. This is because TikTok introduced some cool features like in-app badges and gifts that users can buy to support their favorite creators. Also, it turned out to be exceptionally successful, raising billions of dollars from consumer spending. However, other platforms like dating apps (Tinder) and video streaming apps like YouTube, Disney, and HBO Max have owned their spots in the top 10 most popular apps in 2022 by consumer spending.

The following are the top 10 most popular apps in 2022 by consumer spending:

  1. TikTok
  2. YouTube
  3. Tinder
  4. Disney+
  5. HBO Max
  6. Tencent Video
  7. Google One
  8. Piccoma
  9. iQiYi
  10. QQ Music

Top 10 Most Popular Apps in 2022 by Monthly Active Users

top 10 most popular apps in 2022 by monthly active users

This is so true that trends may change every year, but the consistency of one app is not going to lose, which is Facebook. Yes, you heard it right, and you must believe that too. Facebook’s versatility is one of the reasons that it is famous. People of any age are using Facebook these days. Interestingly, people have been using Facebook for over ten years on average. Entertainment? News? TV shows? Research? Sports & Games? Everything is present in one nutshell.

Furthermore, other social media apps like WhatsApp Messenger, Instagram, and Facebook Messenger have top spots among most monthly active users. And how can Netflix not be on the list of top 10 apps with the most monthly active users? It is the world’s foremost subscription-based platform that offers a huge inventory of movies, TV shows, and Drama Series across many genres. Netflix has almost 214 million subscriptions in 2022.

Moving forward, Amazon is one of the most utilized platforms for online purchasing. Owing to this, Amazon holds 6th position in the top 10 most popular apps in 2022 by monthly active users. With a boom in online purchases after Covid-19, e-commerce platforms have received immense traffic and generated huge revenues in the last 3 to 4 years.

The following are the top 10 most popular apps in 2022 by monthly active users:

  1. Facebook
  2. WhatsApp
  3. Instagram
  4. Facebook Messenger
  5. TikTok
  6. Amazon
  7. Telegram
  8. Twitter
  9. Spotify
  10. Netflix

Apps like Spotify, Snapchat, Shopee, Uber, Zomato, Dropbox, Airbnb, and Twitter also have a dominant space in the online world.

Why You Should Invest in Mobile App Development?

These days, people are using apps more often than ever before. The pandemic has restricted people to homes, making them more frequent users of mobile apps. Digital transformation is shaping the future of every online business, and missing out could spell disaster. We have highlighted the most popular apps that have leveraged technology to become successful around the world. Building feature-rich, highly scalable, and interactive applications with the help of a skilled team of developers and designers can take your business to the next level.

Usman Arshad

Amazon FBA Private Label | PPC Expert | Launching & Ranking Expert | Lead Generation | Sales Funnels | Off-Amazon Traffic | Manychat Bots Integrations

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