World social media day: ‘Most-popular’ Android and iOS social media apps

Today is World Social Media Day and the day has been marked to highlight the importance of the day in our daily lives now. It’s hard to imagine a day without the presence of these apps in our lives and how basic and essential they have become for everyone.
While there are many social media platforms, there are only a handful that are of the utmost importance to people.
In the first half of 2020, out of the top 10 most downloaded apps in the world, the top three are social media apps, according to the latest Sensor Tower report. Not only that, out of the top ten most downloaded apps, five are social media apps.
Here’s an overview of the most popular social media apps of 2021 in Android and iOS apps:
TikTok
ByteDance app TikTok is the most downloaded app in the world. It was banned in India for a year, but it is still a popular app worldwide. When broken down between Android and iOS users, it is the most downloaded app among iOS users, it is the second highest downloaded app among Android users.
Facebook
The primary app of the social networking giant Facebook is the second most downloaded app overall. Among Android users, it is the most popular app so far in 2021 and the sixth most popular among iPhone users.
Instagram
Facebook photo sharing app Instagram is the third most downloaded app by smartphone users in 2021. It ranks number 3 on both Apple Store and in the Google Play Store.
Messenger
Facebook’s dedicated messaging app – Messenger is also on the list of the most popular apps of 2021. It is number 7 in the Apple App Store list and number 6 in the Google Play Store list.
Snapchat
Short-lived messaging app Snapchat is also on the list. It is the eighth most popular app overall. The app is number 7 in the Google Play Store. It is not among the top 10 apps in the Apple App Store list.

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