Download numbers are not comparable with active user numbers, but are always an indicator of the current status and distribution. Sensor Tower has now published the latest statistics and WhatsApp is the most downloaded app in Europe.
WhatsApp secures top spot for Facebook
Sensor Tower publishes the statistics for the fourth quarter of 2019 globally, for the USA and especially for Europe. WhatsApp is the leader of Facebook's Family of Apps and ranks first in first-time downloads both in Europe and globally.
With Instagram at number 3, Facebook Messenger at number 4 and Facebook at number 5, Mark Zuckerberg can place all four apps in the top 10. WhatsApp's lead, however, is very clear.
In the US, WhatsApp is still in eleventh place. Disney + has secured the top position.
TikTok ahead of Instagram and Facebook
In Europe, TikTok has made it to second place. A confirmation of how much interest there is currently.
In the App Store, however, the lead over Instagram is not large and only the new downloads of TikTok on the iPad make the difference. In the Google Play Store, however, TikTok is significantly ahead of Instagram.
The statistics of TikTok for Europe are especially interesting because TikTok generates a large part of the downloads in China and India.
According to Sensor Tower, 45% of TikTok downloads in 2019 will come from India.
The success of TikTok goes so far that Bytedance is already the third largest app publisher in the world. Among publishers, Google remains relatively clear in first place and Facebook follows in second place.
The fourth quarter of 2019 was the most successful so far for TikTok in Europe. At least in terms of downloads. The biggest increases were in Russia, Italy and Turkey.
Snapchat first in the tracking group
The first follower of Facebook and TikTok is Snapchat. Just for the record, Snapchat is ahead of Netflix, YouTube, Amazon and Spotify.
The position of Telegram in Europe is also interesting. The messaging app enjoys great popularity and can place itself in the ranking ahead of well-known apps such as Pinterest.
As already mentioned, these are downloads and not active users. The figures are nevertheless interesting and reflect many developments.
Further results of the evaluation can be found Weitere Ergebnisse der Auswertung findet ihr directly at Sensor Tower .