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STORE INTELLIGENCE · KATIE WILLIAMS · FEBRUARY 2020

Top News Apps Worldwide for January 2020 by Downloads

See the top news apps worldwide for January 2020 by downloads, according to Sensor Tower data.

Top News Apps Worldwide for January 2020 by Downloads

Toutiao was the most downloaded news app worldwide for January 2020 with 6.3 million installs. China accounted for more than 99 percent of these downloads. The full top 10 ranking of news apps worldwide by downloads for January 2020 is above. App download estimates are from Sensor Tower’s Store Intelligence platform.

Public was the second most installed news app worldwide last month with 2.6 million installs. The country with the largest number of Public installs was India at 99.2 percent of its total downloads. Cricbuzz, News Break, and Tencent News rounded out the top five most installed news apps worldwide for the month.

Want to see how the rankings compared to the previous month? Check out the Top News Apps Worldwide for December 2019 by Downloads.

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, 2020 and January 31, 2020. 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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Katie Williams

Written by: Katie Williams, Mobile Insights Strategist

Date: February 2020

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