Most Popular Apps of 2020

  • 04-02-2021 |
  • Courtney Millhouse

The last year was a great year for mobile apps. The Apple App Store and Google Play Store are now flooded with new applications that offer a range of useful services and features. The amount of new apps released per day is constantly growing (on average it's around 45k). It is harder and harder to make your app stand out from the crowd and attract new users.

But I would like to talk more about the apps that were in trend in 2020 with hundreds of millions of downloads.

1. TikTok

TikTok is a video-sharing app launched by Chinese company ByteDance, the same team behind the popular app known as Musical.ly. TikTok is similar to Musical.ly but is more geared towards adults. 

The app allows users to upload and share video clips, which are 15-seconds long in length. Users can add music, special effects, and text to their videos to make TikTok videos more appealing. TikTok is similar to the popular app Vine, but is more accessible and user friendly.

The app also features a variety of different filters, music, and text options. TikTok is a self-sustaining platform that is available to users.

2. WhatsApp

WhatsApp is a free instant messaging application for smartphones. It is available for Android, iPhone, Windows Phone, BlackBerry, and Nokia. WhatsApp uses your 3G/EDGE or WiFi (when available) to message with your friends or family. 

Content sent using WhatsApp is secured and end-to-end encrypted, meaning that no one can read or listen to your conversations or see your pictures or video messages. WhatsApp also offers optional encrypted calling. For calls, it uses your phone's Internet connection instead of your cellular plan's voice minutes.

3. Facebook

Facebook is a social utility that connects people with friends and others who work, study, and live around them. People use Facebook to keep up with friends, upload an unlimited number of photos, post links and videos, and learn more about the people they meet. Facebook has over 500 million active users.

Recently Facebook announced two new features, Graph Search and Timeline. Graph Search allows users to enter keywords and get results based on the information people share on their profile. For example: ”friends who like Lady Gaga” or ”restaurants in San Francisco with wifi.”

Timeline provides a more visual way for people to curate their personal stories. Users have the option to include photos and posts from their life in a single narrative that they can tweak, organize, and share.

4. Instagram

Instagram is a photo and video sharing app. The app is simple and easy to use. It is one the most popular applications in the world, with a billion monthly active users. 

You can use the app to take beautiful pictures and videos and then share them on the app. There are many filters you can use to make your photos or videos look more interesting, or you can choose to take a photo or video of a scene without a filter. Instagram has a lot of potential for creativity. You can post photos or videos that are artistic or that tell a story. During the past years, it has been widely used by businesses.

5. Zoom

Zoom App for PC is an online video chat & video calling app. It is developed by Zoom Technologies. Zoom allows you to chat with friends and family for free. It is available across all platforms, including Windows, iOS, and Android.

Zoom is a video conferencing app that makes it easy to have business meetings. The app has very clear and crisp sound and high-quality video. Zoom has a simple interface and is easy to use. 

It can be accessed on all platforms, and conferences can be joined from either desktop or mobile. Zoom is also secure. The mobile app was recently updated with the ability to record meetings. This feature is a great way for businesses to save meetings for future reference.

6. Messenger

Facebook Messenger is a chat service and instant messaging app that offers free texting and video calls without being limited to a single device. The Messenger app was launched in 2011 and has more than 1 billion monthly active users. The Messenger app is free to use for all Facebook users.

The Messenger app is designed for use on all devices, so you can send messages to friends wherever they may be. You can sign in with your Facebook account and communicate with other Facebook friends or add a phone number for SMS texting.

Messenger has more features than just chatting. With the app, you can send stickers, play games, make voice and video calls, send money to friends, and make plans to meet up.

7. Snapchat

Snapchat is an app that many young teens have access to. This app was created with the idea that you would send a Snapchat to a friend, and it would disappear in a few seconds. You can even make a Snapchat story and have it stay on the app for 24 hours. 

This is a great app that can be used as a way to communicate with friends. Many young teens are using this app to share their lives. This means that they are taking pictures and videos of their day and then sharing them with their friends.

8. Telegram

Telegram is a popular messaging app with over 200 million users. It allows users to send messages, photos, emoji, and other media as well as videos. The messages on Telegram are called "chats" and can be part of a group chat with up to 200 participants. 

The app also supports chatbots that allow users to chat with businesses, plan a trip, or make a payment.

Telegram was developed in 2013 by the makers of MTProto and is an open-source alternative to WhatsApp. It is also a cloud-based service with a focus on security and speed. It has a security system called "Telegram Passport" that provides strong, two-step verification of user’s identity. It also offers end-to-end encryption of chats.

9. Google Meet

Google Meet is a chat platform that can be used to meet new people and potentially make friends. It is available for both iOS and Android devices and offers features like guest access, group chat, time zones, and Messenger integration. 
If you have a Google account, you can send an invite to a friend, and they will be able to start a chat with you.

10. Netflix

The Netflix app is a video streaming service that allows you to watch movies and TV shows. The service is available on many different devices, including Chromecast and Xbox One. You can also download the app on your phone or tablet. 

Once you have the app installed, you can sign in or create an account. Once you're signed in, you can browse the titles and watch from the comfort of your home!

The Bottom Line

So, these are the top 10 list of most popular apps of 2020. Notice that it is not just about the apps that are developed by Google and Apple. Now, the whole world is going mobile.

With the development of technology, the following years will be filled with more awesome apps. And we hope that you will be able to experience the development of mobile apps.

What do you think? Please share with us.

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