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TikTok Is the Most Downloaded App Worldwide in 2022 So Far, Analyst Says

The social media app has surpassed more than 3.5 billion total downloads.

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TikTok tops the worldwide download charts.
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TikTok's is now the most downloaded app in the world.  The social media app was downloaded more than 176 million times since the start of 2022, making TikTok the fifth app to reach over 3.5 billion total downloads, according to a report released Thursday by analytics firm Sensor Tower. No other app has had more total downloads than TikTok since the start of 2018.

The second most downloaded app was Instagram, with about 151 million downloads. Instagram was previously the most downloaded app. In Asia, Instagram still holds the top spot for the most downloaded app.

Meta, the parent company of Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp, had three of the top five most downloaded apps. Instagram and Facebook were the most downloaded apps from the Google Play store.

HBO Max made the list of top five most downloaded apps in the US, and January was the app's second best month overall.

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