Analytics firm Apptopia has released the ranking of apps based on subscribers and revenue during 2020.
Chinese short-video making app TikTok has become the highest grossing app globally in 2020 with $540 million in profit, followed by dating app Tinder that grossed $513 million.
YouTube was third with grossing $478 million, followed by Disney+ at $314 million and Tencent Video at $300 million in 2020.
Netflix app was at 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, according to the data released by app analytics firm Apptopia.
At 850 million, TikTok was also the most downloaded app in 2020, followed by WhatsApp at 600 million and Facebook at 540 million downloads.
Instagram, also a Facebook family app, was fourth with 503 million downloads and Zoom came fifth with 477 million downloads.
Facebook Messenger was sixth with 404 million downloads in the top 10 list.
Four of the apps are Facebook owned. Newcomers include Zoom and Google Meet, enabling customers to have remote meetings.
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.
2021 may have a different listing, with millions shunning WhatsApp over its new policy to either give their consent to sharing data with Facebook or lose their accounts after February 8, as rival Telegram and Signal have seen a definite surge in new users.
Telegram has about 500 million users.