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10 October 2020

Technology Trends of 2020: Most Downloaded Apps


The world has experienced a more comfortable life with the help of technology. We now have easier access to communicate with other people halfway around the globe. We are now able to circumnavigate the world within three days. We are now capable of understanding the universe with just one click away. Technology has given us the upper hand in life.

 

With the hype of technology, we can connect with the other billion people on the planet. One of the easiest ways to do so is by participating in mobile apps available on the world wide web. Even with this pandemic that has been terrorizing the planet since the beginning of 2020, we are able to survive because of our online involvement.

 

There are all sorts of apps that you can download to help you have easier access to the world. From groceries, laundry, furniture, apparel, and many more, with just one click in the right mobile app, you can have this on your doorstep in no time. With that, here are the most downloaded apps in 2020 that you can try.

 

Tik Tok

In 2017, the Tik Tok app was launched to the public. It is a popular video-sharing social networking service created by ByteDance.May it be the most popular dance moves, the most delicious recipes, Tik Tok has it all. The app was downloaded for 315 times in the App Store and Google Play, combined with a total of 2 billion users worldwide.

 

Zoom

At the height of the pandemic, Zoom became the most downloaded non-gaming app in the globe. With 131 million installs beginning in the month of April, Zoom continues to expand globally. It provides video telephone and online chat services that are widely used for teleconferencing, telecommuting, and other social relations.

 

Facebook

Facebook is still one of the most downloaded apps of 2020 and the entire decade. It aims to create an extensive social media framework. The app has expanded its services to the public by including a marketplace, watch, gaming, and other options. The app became so popular that the origins of the mobile app development were turned into a movie.

 

Messenger

In 2011, Facebook Messenger was launched as a standalone app for Android and iOS users. It allows Facebook users to send instant messages, emoji, photos, videos while performing other light tasks. The Facebook Messenger App is among the top 10 most downloaded apps in 2020.

 

Instagram

Created by Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger in 2010, Instagram is a photo and video sharing app launched on iOS. Instagram’s primary purpose is to enable users to share images and videos with an audience. The app heavily relies on visual platforms, unlike Facebook and Twitter. Today, Instagram has about 26.9 million users.

  

Google Meet

Google meet is another app that offers teleconferencing, telecommuting, and social relations services to the public. Google Meet was created as a replacement for Google Hangouts and Google Chat. Because of the global pandemic, most academic institutions rely on Google services to conduct classes. Google meet is one of the most downloaded apps of 2020.

 

Youtube

Youtube is a video-sharing platform owned by Google. Youtube allows its users to create and share videos with an audience. Because of Youtube, video blogging or vlogging became a trend, and it also allowed people to earn extra money during this pandemic. Five billion videos are watched on youtube daily, and about 1.3 billion use Youtube every day.

 

Snapchat

It is another app that also relies heavily on visual platforms like Instagram. However, the big difference is that pictures and messages are only available for a short while after becoming inaccessible for their recipients. Snapchat was downloaded for about 75 million times across the globe.

 

Google Classroom

This platform aims to simplify, create, distribute, and grade documents on an online platform. Moreover, Google Classroom seeks to streamline the process of file sharing between students and educators. The app was downloaded 100 million times on Playstore in this year alone. It is also a platform that academic institutions use today, during the global pandemic.

 

Microsoft Teams

Microsoft Teams offers a workspace chat, videoconferencing, application integration, and file storage for its users. It is an online communication platform developed by Microsoft as part of the Microsoft 365. Microsoft Teams also competes as a service provider for academic institutions as it is also capable of holding class sessions.

 

SHAREit

Started out as part of Lenovo, SHAREit became a separate company in 2015. It is an innovative and flexible way to access your file without an Internet or Bluetooth connection. It is a free file-sharing app that can transfer any document, multimedia, and apps of any size. SHAREit is a Chinese technology company with over 500 million users.

 

 

Ludo King

Unlike other apps that were included in this list, Ludo King is an Indian free-to-play mobile app. Since its release in 2016, the mobile app has been downloaded over a hundred million times. The mobile game also became a trend during the global pandemic for its nostalgic and addictive gaming experience.

 

Netflix

It is an online platform that allows its users to stream TV shows and movies without any interruptions with a monthly subscription. It offers a wide variety of award-winning films of every genre. With over 182.8 million subscribers worldwide, Netflix is one of the most extensive entertainment services of the decade.

 

Telegram

Telegram is another online messaging app like Facebook messenger and Whatsapp. It also provides video telephony and voice over IP service with end-to-end encryption. The app is a cloud-based instant messaging app free for all. The app has over 365 million users worldwide. Moreover, Telegram is one of the most downloaded apps in 2020.

 

Takeaway

These apps are made to bring you comfort and delight, but participating in these is always voluntary. Moreover, whether it is because of personal decision or peer pressure, your actions on these platforms should be cautious, not harming any person. Remember to respect other people, even on the internet.

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