When India banned TikTok, along with 58 other Chinese applications last year, feared that the loss of a large market could hit a short video platform. TikTok had insanely large followers in India, especially in its countryside.
But while India is off its lists, TikTok still dominates the global application field. It was the world’s most downloaded non-gaming app in April 2021, with over 59 million new downloads recorded during the month. It was also at the top of the list in March.
India leads Facebook downloads
According to Sensor Tower, the countries with the most TikTok installations were 13% from Brazil and 12% from Douyi in China.
“Last month, Facebook was the world’s second most installed non-gaming app, with more than 53 million installations. The largest number of Facebook installations came from India with 26 percent and the United States with 7 percent. Instagram, WhatsApp, and Messenger collected five of the world’s six most installed non-gaming apps.
Sensor Tower issues include downloads to the App Store and Google Play worldwide from April 1 to April 30, 2121.
Hotstar ranks among the top ten downloads in the Play Store
While TikTok will surpass downloads from Apple’s App Store in April, Facebook is leading the way in Android. On the other hand, TikTok was in second place in the Google Play Store, Facebook was in 5th place in the iOS App Store.
Since April was IPL month, the Hotstar app from which the T20 League was streamed managed to break into the top. It was the only OTT application in the entire list. It may have to praise T20 cricket for its rising popularity.
Interestingly, WhatsApp downloads managed to beat the numbers of its main competitors who made impressive profits in March.
Apple apps and Google pre-installed apps were excluded from the report. Android reviews did not include third-party transactions.