Right from the evolution of Android, we’ve been seeing WhatsApp as the global messenger app for chatting and transferring media files all over the globe. WhatsApp is the most popular messenger app worldwide and has 1.6 billion active users per month, according to recent studies.
Back in October 2014, Facebook officially announced to acquire WhatsApp (to become the most popular messenger in the subsequent 2015) and closes the deal with $ 19 billion at Zuckerberg’s house in February and sealed over a bottle of Jonnie Walker scotch.
And from than Facebook owns this global messenger app for Android, which has now surged up a mammoth 5 billion downloads on Google Play Store. According to the reports, WhatsApp has outranked FB messenger and WeChat, becoming the most popular messenger app globally.
The statistics says WhatsApp has around 1.6 billion active users per month globally, which is higher than Facebook messenger with 1.3 billion active users and WeChat with 1.1 billion active users. Moreover, it has become the second non-native Google app to accomplish this goal.
Besides, for the past few years, Facebook has been leveraging as among the top publishers on Google Play Store, setting a colossal hiatus between Google and Facebook.
Apart from that, Facebook owns four out of the five most downloaded apps worldwide, including Facebook, WhatsApp, Instagram, and FB Messenger, leaving behind Google in this trail.
As per the reports, in the past 12 months, Facebook is far ahead than Google raking nearly 3 billion downloads by surpassing Google with 2.3 billion downloads.
Also, according to the Google Play Store insights, WhatsApp has seen a shift in the South Korean market as the fastest growing downloads of the mobile messaging app, growing almost 56 percent in 2019.
Another report by India Today says- TikTok, a video-sharing social networking app, has dethroned Facebook to become the second most downloaded app in the world in 2019. The platform owned by China-based ByteDance had a stupendous year and came second to Whatsapp in terms of downloads. As per market analyst Sensor Tower’s ranking, both TikTok and its Chinese counterpart Douyin amassed a total of 740 million downloads in 2019.