Despite Ban, TikTok Becomes Highest Grossing App Of 2020

New Delhi: Regardless of India ban and an ongoing authorized battle within the US, Chinese language short-video making app TikTok has change into the very best grossing app globally in 2020 with $540 million in revenue, adopted by relationship app Tinder that grossed $513 million.

In keeping with the information launched by app analytics agency Apptopia, YouTube was third with grossing $478 million, adopted by Disney+ at $314 million and Tencent Video at $300 million in 2020.

Netflix app was on the 10th spot with grossing $209 million worldwide.

“All data is combined iOS + Google Play, except for data from China which is iOS only. If an app has a ‘lite’ version, that data is included in the respective app’s data,” the corporate stated in a press release.

At 850 million, TikTok was additionally essentially the most downloaded app in 2020, adopted by WhatsApp at 600 million and Fb at 540 million downloads worldwide.

Instagram, additionally a Fb household app, was fourth with 503 million downloads and Zoom got here fifth with 477 million downloads in a pandemic-hit 12 months the place video calling grew to become paramount for hundreds of thousands.

Fb Messenger was sixth with 404 million downloads within the prime 10 checklist.

“Sadly, there are no real surprises here. Four of the apps are Facebook owned. Newcomers include Zoom and Google Meet, enabling us to have remote meetings,” the corporate stated.

“TikTok is no surprise here at the top of both lists,” it added.

“The last three apps in the global list received most of their downloads in the second half of 2020 as TikTok was banned in India. MX TakaTak, Josh Videos and Moj are also social short-form video apps popular in India,” the corporate stated.

2021, nevertheless, might have a special itemizing, with hundreds of thousands shunning WhatsApp over its new coverage to both give their consent to sharing information with Fb or lose their accounts after February 8, as rival Telegram and Sign have seen a particular surge in new customers.

At about 500 million customers and rising, Telegram has change into a significant drawback for the Fb company.


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