Is TikTok The Most Downloaded App In January 2020: Most of the time when you think about popular social networks you are going to think about apps that have a traditional western approach to doing things because of the fact that they most likely originate in America. However, in recent times Chinese apps have started to hold their own in the market as well, and the fact of the matter is that TikTok is an app that has particularly made waves particularly when you consider the fact that it has tapped a market that American tech companies have often struggled to penetrate, namely India as well as other countries that have large populations that are currently becoming more and more likely to own a smartphone.
According to a report based on an estimate from app analytics company Sensor Tower, TikTok emerged as the most-downloaded non-game app in the United States for January 2020. The app was installed 7.7 million times, with a sharp 28.8 percent increase from last year’s numbers. The analytics are a part of Sensor Tower’s Store Intelligence platform estimates.
Disney+ remained the second most-downloaded non-game app in the US during January 2020. The app was downloaded 6.8 million times. Disney+ is also headed to India next month where it will be available in collaboration with the company’s local online streaming service Hotstar. Instagram, Facebook Messenger, and Netflix took the third, fourth, and fifth positions in the list.
According to an earlier report, India has been a quick adopter of TikTok with 277.6 million downloads in November 2019. The app continues to trend amongst a large number of Indian smartphone users, thanks to affordable mobile internet and the availability of cheaper mobile devices.
Sensor Tower’s report includes estimates for app downloads from Apple’s App Store and the Google Play Store until January 31, 2020. The analytics company excludes all pre-installed apps and doesn’t include any third-party app stores either.