App downloads reach 37 bn on App Store and Google Play

The worldwide app downloads have reached nearly 37 billion on the App Store and Google Play in total in the first quarter of 2022, according to Sensor Tower.
Slidebox imageTikTok exceeded 3.5 billion all-time downloads, becoming the fifth app to cross this threshold.

Apps in the Games and Finance categories showed signs of recovery on the App Store and Google Play in the first quarter of 2022, Sensor Tower said in a report.

Instagram’s downloads were down by 7 percent quarter-over-quarter.  Instagram, the photo-sharing platform, was followed by Facebook and WhatsApp.

Telegram attained fifth position in downloads with the traction of more than 100 million downloads worldwide.

The top three publishers were Meta, Google, and ByteDance, all of which saw the majority of their downloads come from the non-game apps in their respective portfolios.

The rest of the top 10 were primarily game publishers. Meta, the quarter’s top publisher, reached more than 600 million downloads, narrowly edging out Google at number 2.

A recent report said that the global app adoption and consumer spending on in-app purchases, premium apps and subscriptions across the App Store and Google Play were both relatively flat year-over-year in the first quarter this year.

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