The 100 Most Downloaded Android Apps from 2016 to 2022 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 2022 so far. Hopefully, the list can help you pick the most popular apps in the world for you daily life.

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#App NameApp Initial Release DateDeveloper Account NameCompany HQParent Company NameApp Category Name
1WhatsApp Messenger2012-01-18WhatsApp LLCUSMetaCommunication
2Messenger2011-11-07Meta Platforms, Inc.USMetaCommunication
4Facebook2011-12-15Meta Platforms, Inc.USMetaSocial
5Facebook Lite2015-01-29Meta Platforms, Inc.USMetaSocial
6TikTok2015-07-10TikTok Pte. Ltd.SGByteDanceSocial
7Snapchat2012-10-29Snap IncUSSnapCommunication
8SHAREit – Transfer, Share, Clean & File Manage2013-04-28Smart Media4U Technology Pte.Ltd.SGSHAREitTools
9Subway Surfers2012-09-20SYBO GamesDKSyboArcade
10Google Play Games2013-07-24Google LLCUSGoogleEntertainment
11Garena Free Fire – Illuminate2017-10-01Garena International ISGSeaAction
12Telegram2013-09-07Telegram FZ-LLCDETelegramCommunication
13Spotify: Music and Podcasts2014-05-27Spotify ABSESpotifyMusic & Audio
14Netflix2011-12-15Netflix, Inc.USNetflixEntertainment
15UC Browser-Safe, Fast, Private2012-01-05UCWeb Singapore Pte. Ltd.CNAlibaba GroupCommunication
16Candy Crush Saga2012-11-16KingGBActivision BlizzardCasual
17Messenger Lite2016-10-03Meta Platforms, Inc.USMetaCommunication
18ZOOM Cloud Meetings2013-01-25zoom.usUSZoom Video CommunicationsBusiness
19Truecaller: Caller ID & Block2012-05-31TruecallerSETruecallerCommunication
20Picsart Photo & Video Editor2012-01-20PicsArt, Inc.USPicsArtPhotography
21MX Player2011-12-28MX Media (formerly J2 Interactive)INTimes GroupVideo Players & Editors
22Ludo King™2016-12-17GametionINGametionBoard
23Likee – Short Video Community2017-07-27Likeme Pte. Ltd.SGJOYY Inc.Social
24My Talking Tom2013-11-12Outfit7 LimitedCYJinke Culture – Outfit7Casual
25Twitter2012-01-04Twitter, Inc.USTwitterSocial
26B612 Camera&Photo/Video Editor2014-10-08SNOW, Inc.KRNAVERPhotography
27Uber – Request a ride2012-01-28Uber Technologies, Inc.USUber TechnologiesMaps & Navigation
288 Ball Pool2013-01-24Miniclip.comCHTencentSports
29imo-International Calls & Chat2011-10-13imo.imUSimo.imCommunication
31Wish – Shopping Made Fun2012-07-28Wish Inc.USContextLogicShopping
32My Talking Angela2014-11-22Outfit7 LimitedCYJinke Culture – Outfit7Casual
33Google Translate2012-01-04Google LLCUSGoogleTools
34Hill Climb Racing2012-09-24FingersoftFIFingersoftRacing
35Hotstar2015-01-06Novi DigitalINDisneyEntertainment
36Sniper 3D:Gun Shooting Games2014-11-12Fun Games For FreeBRWildlife StudiosAction
37Temple Run 22013-01-24Imangi StudiosUSImangiAction
38slither.io2016-03-25Lowtech StudiosUSLowtech StudiosAction
39WhatsApp Business2017-10-09WhatsApp LLCUSMetaCommunication
40Roblox2014-06-17Roblox CorporationUSRobloxAdventure
41AliExpress2012-09-29Alibaba MobileCNAlibaba GroupShopping
42Google Meet2017-03-09Google LLCUSGoogleBusiness
43My Talking Tom 22018-09-28Outfit7 LimitedCYJinke Culture – Outfit7Casual
44Temple Run2012-03-27Imangi StudiosUSImangiArcade
45Pokémon GO2016-07-05Niantic, Inc.USNianticAdventure
46PUBG MOBILE: Aftermath2018-03-14Level InfiniteCNTencentAction
47YouTube Music2015-11-12Google LLCUSGoogleMusic & Audio
48Pou2012-08-10Zakeh LtdCasual
49Video Editor & Maker – InShot2014-03-05InShot Video EditorCNInShot IncPhotography
50MyJio: For Everything Jio2016-05-05Jio Platforms LimitedINReliance IndustriesProductivity
51Magic Tiles 32017-02-24AMANOTES PTE LTDVNAmanotesMusic
52Flipkart Online Shopping App2011-07-03FlipkartINWalmartShopping
53Microsoft Word: Edit Documents2015-01-05Microsoft CorporationUSMicrosoftProductivity
54Clean Master – Antivirus, Applock & Cleaner2012-09-07Cheetah MobileCNCheetah MobileTools
55Google Pay: Save, Pay, Manage2017-09-19Google LLCUSGoogleFinance
56Mobile Legends: Bang Bang2016-07-14MoontonCNByteDanceAction
57Talking Tom Gold Run2016-05-11Outfit7 LimitedCYJinke Culture – Outfit7Action
58Clash Royale2016-02-16SupercellFISupercellStrategy
59Bigo Live – Live Streaming App2016-03-12Bigo Technology Pte. Ltd.SGJOYY Inc.Social
61Tiles Hop: EDM Rush!2017-11-10AMANOTES PTE LTDVNAmanotesMusic
62TikTok2017-05-12TikTok Pte. Ltd.SGByteDanceVideo Players & Editors
63VivaVideo – Video Editor&Maker2013-03-23QuVideo Inc. Video Editor & Video Maker AppCNQuVideoVideo Players & Editors
64Opera Mini – fast web browser2014-11-23OperaNOOperaCommunication
65Traffic Rider2016-01-12Soner KaraTRSoner KaraRacing
66Clash of Clans2013-09-30SupercellFISupercellStrategy
68TikTok Lite2018-10-29TikTok Pte. Ltd.SGByteDanceSocial
69JioTV2016-05-04Jio Platforms LimitedINReliance IndustriesEntertainment
70KineMaster – Video Editor2013-12-27KineMaster CorporationKRKineMasterVideo Players & Editors
72Helix Jump2018-03-12VOODOOFRVoodooAction
73Viber – Safe Chats And Calls2011-10-12Viber Media S.à r.l.CYRakutenCommunication
74YouTube2011-12-16Google LLCUSGoogleVideo Players & Editors
75Google Photos2015-05-28Google LLCUSGooglePhotography
76Extreme Car Driving Simulator2014-07-14AxesInMotion RacingESAxesinMotionRacing
77Amazon Prime Video2015-09-23Amazon Mobile LLCUSAmazonEntertainment
78PhonePe: UPI, Recharge, Investment, Insurance2016-08-30PhonePeINWalmartFinance
79Bubble Shooter2013-02-28Bubble ShooterILTencentCasual
80BeautyPlus-Snap Retouch Filter2013-07-14PIXOCIAL TECHNOLOGY (SINGAPORE) PTE. LTD.CNMeituPhotography
81ShareChat – Made in India2014-12-19ShareChatINShareChatSocial
82Dr. Driving2013-06-20SUD Inc.KRSUDRacing
83LINE: Calls & Messages2012-01-10LINE CorporationJPLINECommunication
84Piano Tiles 2™2015-07-18Cheetah GamesCNCheetah MobileArcade
85Kick the Buddy2018-05-22PlaygendaryCYPlaygendaryAction
86Paytm -UPI, Money Transfer, Recharge, Bill Payment2012-04-30Paytm – One97 Communications Ltd.INOne97Finance
87JioSaavn – Music & Podcasts2016-06-10Saavn Media LimitedUSReliance IndustriesMusic & Audio
88Adobe Acrobat Reader: Edit PDF2011-12-20AdobeUSAdobeProductivity
89Stack Ball – Crash Platforms2019-03-21CASUAL AZUR GAMESCYAzur Interactive GamesArcade
90Amazon Shopping2014-12-09Amazon Mobile LLCUSAmazonShopping
91Shazam: Music Discovery2012-01-24Apple, Inc.USAppleMusic & Audio
92Super-Bright LED Flashlight2012-08-22ONE App Essentials.USSurpaxProductivity
93Plants vs. Zombies FREE2014-11-10ELECTRONIC ARTSUSElectronic ArtsStrategy
94Zombie Tsunami2013-09-11Mobigame S.A.R.L.FRMobiGameArcade
95Amazon India – Shop & Pay2014-12-11Amazon Mobile LLCUSAmazonShopping
96Talking Tom Cat2011-11-03Outfit7 LimitedCYJinke Culture – Outfit7Casual
97Among Us2018-06-15Innersloth LLCUSInnerSlothAction
98Fun Race 3D2019-05-29Good Job GamesTRGood Job GamesRacing
99Pooking – Billiards City2017-05-15MOUNTAIN GAMECNMOUNTAIN GAMESports
100Xender – Share Music Transfer2013-07-19Xender File Sharing TeamCNAnqi ZhilianTools

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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