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STORE INTELLIGENCE · JULIA CHAN · FEBRUARY 2021

Top Apps Worldwide for January 2021 by Downloads

See the top apps worldwide for January 2021 by downloads, according to Sensor Tower data.

Top Apps Worldwide for January 2021 by Downloads

Telegram was the most downloaded non-gaming app worldwide for January 2021 with more than 63 million installs, 3.8 times its downloads in January 2020. The countries with the largest number of Telegram installs were India at 24 percent, followed by Indonesia at 10 percent. The full top 10 ranking of non-gaming apps worldwide by downloads for January 2021 is above. App download estimates are from Sensor Tower’s Store Intelligence platform.

TikTok was the second most installed non-gaming app worldwide last month with close to 62 million installs. The countries with the largest number of TikTok installs were from Douyin in China at 17 percent, followed by the United States at 10 percent. Signal, Facebook, and WhatsApp rounded out the top five most installed non-gaming apps worldwide for the month.

Want to see how the rankings compared to the previous month? Check out the Top Apps Worldwide for December 2020 by Downloads here.

Store Intelligence users can see app download estimates for the above apps in addition to historical performance metrics on the Sensor Tower platform. Our estimates include downloads for the App Store and Google Play worldwide between January 1, 2021 and January 31, 2021. Apple apps and Google pre-installed apps are excluded. We report unique installs only. Android estimates do not include third-party stores. Figures represent aggregate installs of all app versions, ex: Facebook and Facebook Lite.


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Julia Chan

Written by: Julia Chan, Mobile Insights Analyst

Date: February 2021

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