Ending this year on a good note, two tech companies have researched and listed the popular domains and most downloaded apps this year, which may not surprise you though.

In terms of the most downloaded apps of 2021, we see TikTok standing in first place in Google’s PlayStore and Apple’s Appstore. And more surprisingly, TikTok even became the most searched domain this year, beating Google on its own game.

TikTok Making History

A competitive intelligence platform called Apptopia has released a report ranking the most popular apps that attained the most downloads this year. And we see No.1 in the list wasn’t surprising at all cause it’s TikTok! The short-video making app has garnered the most popularity among PlayStore and iOS stores, followed by others as below;

  1. TikTok
  2. Instagram
  3. Facebook
  4. WhatsApp
  5. Telegram
  6. Snapchat
  7. Zoom
  8. Messenger
  9. CapCut
  10. Spotify

While these are worldwide rankings, here’s the list of top 10 apps in the US, based on the same criteria;

  1. TikTok
  2. Instagram
  3. Snapchat
  4. Cash App
  5. Zoom
  6. Messenger
  7. Facebook
  8. WhatsApp
  9. YouTube
  10. HBO Max

TikTok maintained its position in both the US and worldwide scenes. However, with lockdowns worldwide, many have switched to in-home entertainment and content production, which TikTok offered quickly. And a new one on the worldwide list is CapCut, a dedicated video-making app for TikTok, also owned by ByteDance.

Also Read- TikTok Now Has Over a Billion Monthly Active Users

Aside from this, Cloudflare made a list of the most popular domains of this year. The ranking here is based on frequent and most searches made regarding it. Here are the worldwide rankings of the most popular domains of 2021;

  1. TikTok.com
  2. Google.com
  3. Facebook.com
  4. Microsoft.com
  5. Apple.com
  6. Amazon.com
  7. Netflix.com
  8. Youtube.com
  9. Twitter.com
  10. Whatsapp.com

While TikTok being the most popular app was expected, the Chinese domain beating Google for becoming the most popular domain is unexpected. As per Cloudflare, TikTok was in 7th position last year and crawled to No.1 position multiple times this year, and finally settled at the top. Here’s the list of last year’s popular domains ranking for comparison;

  1. Google.com
  2. Facebook.com
  3. Microsoft.com
  4. Apple.com
  5. Netflix.com
  6. Amazon.com
  7. TikTok.com
  8. Youtube.com
  9. Instagram.com
  10. Twitter.com

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