The 100 Most Downloaded Android Apps from 2016 to 2024 So Far

Today, there are 2.89 million apps available for download on the Google Play Store, and the app market is going through a positive revolution with hundreds of new applications being introduced every day.

Then, which apps are the most popular ones all around the world?

In this post, we’ve done the work of putting together a list of the 100 most downloaded Android apps in Google Play Store from 2016 to 2024 so far. Hopefully, the list can help you pick the most popular apps in the world for you daily life.

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The 100 Most Downloaded Android Apps in Google Play Store

#App NameApp Initial Release DateCompany NameCompany HQApp Category Name
1WhatsApp Messenger2010-10-18WhatsAppUSCommunication
6Facebook Lite2015-01-29MetaUSSocial
7TikTok2015-07-09TikTok Pte LtdSGSocial
8Subway Surfers2012-09-20SyboDKArcade
10SHAREit: Transfer, Share Files2013-04-28SHAREitSGTools
11Spotify: Music and Podcasts2014-05-27SpotifySEMusic & Audio
12Free Fire: Winterlands2017-10-01Garena OnlineSGAction
13WhatsApp Business2017-10-09WhatsAppUSCommunication
14Google Play Games2013-07-24GoogleUSEntertainment
15Candy Crush Saga2012-11-15KingGBCasual
16Ludo King™2016-12-17GametionINBoard
17Truecaller: Caller ID & Block2012-05-31TruecallerSECommunication
19Zoom – One Platform to Connect2013-01-24Zoom Video CommunicationsUSBusiness
20Picsart AI Photo Editor2011-11-04PicsArtUSPhotography
21MX Player2011-07-18MX PlayerINVideo Players & Editors
22CapCut – Video Editor2020-04-10ByteDanceCNVideo Players & Editors
24Messenger Lite2016-10-03MetaUSCommunication
26UC Browser-Safe, Fast, Private2011-10-25UCWebCNCommunication
278 Ball Pool2013-01-23MiniclipCHSports
29My Talking Tom2013-11-11Outfit7CYCasual
30TikTok Lite2018-10-29TikTok Pte LtdSGSocial
31imo-International Calls & Chat2010-07-27imo.imUSCommunication
32Uber – Request a ride2010-10-28Uber TechnologiesUSMaps & Navigation
33Flipkart Online Shopping App2011-07-02FlipkartINShopping
34Hotstar2015-01-06Star IndiaINEntertainment
35Hill Climb Racing2012-09-22FingersoftFIRacing
36Google Translate2012-01-04GoogleUSTools
37Likee – Short Video Community2017-07-26BIGOSGSocial
38My Talking Tom 22018-09-28Outfit7CYCasual
39Meesho: Online Shopping App2017-02-16MeeshoINShopping
40B612 AI Photo&Video Editor2014-10-08SNOW, Inc.KRPhotography
41My Talking Angela2014-11-22Outfit7CYCasual
42Temple Run 22013-01-23ImangiUSAction
43PhonePe UPI, Payment, Recharge2016-08-30PhonePeINFinance
44Video Editor & Maker – InShot2014-03-05InShot IncCNPhotography
45Temple Run2012-03-26ImangiUSArcade
46MyJio: For Everything Jio2016-05-05Reliance JioINProductivity
47Sniper 3D:Gun Shooting Games2014-11-12Wildlife StudiosBRAction
48SHEIN-Shopping Online2014-03-18SheinSGShopping
49Google Pay: Save and Pay2017-09-19GoogleUSFinance
51Traffic Rider2016-01-11SkgamesTRRacing
52Magic Tiles 32017-02-24AmanotesVNMusic
53Wish: Shop and Save2012-07-26ContextLogicUSShopping
54PUBG MOBILE2018-03-14TencentCNAction
55slither.io2016-03-25Lowtech StudiosUSAction
57QR & Barcode Scanner2015-03-12Gamma PlayHKTools
58Bigo Live – Live Streaming App2016-03-10BIGOSGSocial
59TikTok2017-05-07TikTok Pte LtdSGVideo Players & Editors
60Talking Tom Gold Run2016-05-11Outfit7CYAction
61Amazon Prime Video2015-09-23AmazonUSEntertainment
62Google Meet (original)2017-03-09GoogleUSBusiness
63YouTube Music2015-11-12GoogleUSMusic & Audio
64Mobile Legends: Bang Bang2016-07-14MoontonCNAction
65Paytm: Secure UPI Payments2012-04-30PaytmINFinance
66Tiles Hop: EDM Rush2017-11-10AmanotesVNMusic
67YouTube Kids2015-02-22GoogleUSEntertainment
68Opera Mini: Fast Web Browser2014-11-23OperaNOCommunication
69Microsoft Word: Edit Documents2015-01-05MicrosoftUSProductivity
70Pokémon GO2016-07-05NianticUSAdventure
72My Talking Tom Friends2020-02-13Outfit7CYCasual
73Amazon India Shop, Pay, miniTV2014-12-11AmazonUSShopping
74KineMaster-Video Editor&Maker2013-12-26KineMasterKRVideo Players & Editors
75Duolingo: Language Lessons2013-05-29DuolingoUSEducation
76Subway Princess Runner2017-06-02IVYMOBILEHKArcade
77JioTV: Live TV, Catch-Up & OTT2016-05-04Reliance JioINEntertainment
78ShareChat Trends Videos & Live2014-12-19ShareChatINSocial
79Clash Royale2016-02-16SupercellFIStrategy
80Extreme Car Driving Simulator2014-07-14AxesinMotionESRacing
81YouTube2010-10-20GoogleUSVideo Players & Editors
82StarMaker: Sing Karaoke Songs2013-11-11SKYWORK AIUSMusic & Audio
83Google Photos2015-05-28GoogleUSPhotography
84Clash of Clans2013-09-30SupercellFIStrategy
85Amazon Shopping2014-12-09AmazonUSShopping
86Carrom Pool: Disc Game2018-11-12MiniclipCHSports
88EA SPORTS FC™ Mobile Soccer2016-10-10Electronic ArtsUSSports
89JioSaavn – Music & Podcasts2016-06-10SaavnUSMusic & Audio
90Hunter Assassin2019-10-09Ruby GameTRAction
91Discord: Talk, Chat & Hang Out2015-05-07DiscordUSCommunication
93Rakuten Viber Messenger2011-07-19Viber MediaCYCommunication
94Among Us2018-06-15InnerSlothUSAction
95Instagram Lite2018-06-27InstagramUSSocial
96VivaVideo – Video Editor&Maker2013-03-21QuVideoCNVideo Players & Editors
97PLAYit-All in One Video Player2019-11-08PLAYITINVideo Players & Editors
98Dr. Driving2013-06-20SUDKRRacing
99Clean Master – Antivirus, Applock & Cleaner2012-09-07Cheetah MobileCNTools
100Adobe Acrobat Reader: Edit PDF2010-05-24AdobeUSProductivity

Who developed these top 100 downloaded Android apps? It is shocked that 44% of the most downloaded android apps are created by USA developers and 18% of them are developer by Chinese companies.

If we calculated the Android apps downloaded by some Chinese App Store like V-Appstore, OPPO App Market Store, Huawei AppGallery,  and Xiaomi GetApps, Chinese developers may dominate the list.

According to the chart above, the top 100 list of most downloaded android apps were dominated by social apps and photo & video apps. It is not strange that social app is must-have, and photo and video apps are popular with the rising of TikTok.

Why the top 100 apps can be popular for many years?

If you take a close look at each of the app, you’ll find that they each stake a claim on a specific area of our lives by getting us to cultivate a habit. As time goes by, we cannot live without them.

This is the whole list of top 100 most downloaded Android apps. How many of them have been installed on your phone?

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