TikTok, which recently came to the agenda with the problems experienced by the moderation, continues to maintain its top position despite the penalties it pays.
According to the Sensor Tower data, TikTok is ranked first among the five most downloaded in the App Store. With 33 million downloads on the App Store in the first quarter, TikTok managed to get behind YouTube, Instagram, WhatsApp and Messenger respectively.
In the meantime, Twitter's 16th place, let's add. The app received 11.7 million App Store downloads for the first time since the first quarter of 2015. It should be noted that the rate of application has increased by 3.6 percent year on year. However, it is useful to say that these rates are not directly related to interaction.
TikTok, which is one of the most prominent among social networks, is not only able to say the same thing for Android devices in the first quarter. The Android operating system, which is frequently preferred in emerging markets, has a broader user base. That's why the trends in Android are mostly different compared to iOS trends.
In the past quarter, WhatsApp ranked first with 199 million downloads in Google Play's most downloaded apps. WhatsApp followed Messenger, TikTok, Facebook and Instagram respectively. In the first quarter of 2019, both TikTok and Facebook, WhatsApp and Messenger reached more than 150 million downloads.
At this point, it is possible to say that TikTok is the only social network that can be pointed out outside the Facebook application family. Moreover, TikTok has not reached the peak in Android, but it has a serious download rate in the first quarter of 2019. In particular, TikTok, which has been downgraded by 88.6 million new users in India, managed to increase the rate of the first quarter of 2018 to 8.2 times.
On the other hand, developments and moderation problems may prevent this growth rate. Because of illegal content, including pornography, the application was banned in April in India. Even though the ban was lifted, the Sensor Tower, which estimates the company lost 15 million downloads, predicts that this loss will be much higher in the coming months.
In addition to TikTok, YouTube Kids is also one of the leading applications of the first quarter. 291 percent growth from quarter to quarter, the application reached 29 million downloads on Google Play. In this way, he managed to be among the top 20 applications like YouTube Music.
When we look at all this data, this quarter, the App Store and Google Play, including a total of 220 million topped with the name WhatsApp.
In this context, Messenger to the second place with 203 million downloads, TikTok, Facebook and Instagram is leaving behind the third place.