Microblogging platform Twitter was launched in 2006 and has since exploded in popularity. Users of this platform post and interact with messages known as “tweets” – limited to 280 characters.
Google-owned video sharing platform YouTube was the ninth most-downloaded app of the decade.
8. UC Browser
Owned by Alibaba Group, UC Browser is a web browser that was the eight most-downloaded app of the decade. According to the Wall Street Journal, UC Browser outflanked Google’s Chrome in some of Asia’s fastest-growing markets.
TikTok is a video-sharing social networking service owned by ByteDance, a Beijing-based company. The TikTok app was launched in 2017 for markets outside China and quickly exploded in popularity.
Telecommunications application Skype, which provides video calling and voice chat services, takes the sixth place on this list.
Snapchat was launched from a dorm room in 2011 and quickly became one of the most-downloaded apps of the decade, taking the fifth place on this list.
Facebook-owned photo and video-sharing app Instagram was launched in 2010. In June 2018, Instagram hit 1 billion monthly active users.
3. WhatsApp Messenger
WhatsApp Messenger is a free, cross-platform messaging service that is hugely popular around the world. It is owned by Facebook – making it one of the four Facebook-owned apps on this list.
2. Facebook Messenger
Facebook chat was launched as a standalone app for iOS and Android in 2011. In the decade gone by, it became the second most-downloaded app.
Perhaps unsurprisingly, Facebook tops the list of the most-downloaded apps of the decade. The social media platform tops this list.