After Facebook has crossed the extraordinary milestone of five billion downloads over the past year, here there is another app from the team of Mark Zuckerberg to flaunt the pined for acknowledgment.
What you are thinking is absolutely right - we are talking about Whatsapp. WhatsApp for Android has now indented up a stunning five billion downloads, making it just the second non-Google application to accomplish this achievement.
Likewise, with most Android applications that arrive at a lot of installs in mobiles, this number doesn't simply incorporate downloads from the Play Store, yet additionally, pre-installed copies like Samsung and Huawei have packaged the application with some cell phones before. Also, Google for the first time in these five years unseated Facebook as the top distributor of smartphone applications in the world.
Still, with regards to overall downloads for the year, nonetheless, Google still path behind Facebook. While Google rounded up about 2.3 billion downloads, Facebook picked up right around 3 billion downloads in the course of recent months.
WhatsApp has become the most well known worldwide mobile messenger application with around 1.6 billion monthly active users, outranking Facebook Messenger at 1.3 billion and WeChat at 1.1 billion users in 2019.
Following Facebook and YouTube, it is the third most in-demand social network around the world. In October 2020, the popular messaging application will be celebrating 10 years on the Play Store.
Facebook possesses four out of the best five most downloaded applications around the world, including WhatsApp, Facebook, Instagram, and Messenger.
Smartphones have transformed individuals' technological lives and SMS has certainly gone, directly under the blows of WhatsApp, which before long settled itself as the most down to the earth and helpful choice to send and receive messages, photos, videos with family members and friends, additionally determined by its solid cross-platform nature.
Whatsapp got most of its advantages on the time it was released when we had only specific applications for exchanging texts, videos, images and also for making simple calls or video calls.
As time passed, WhatsApp introduced more and more convenient features like an audio picker, group call button, consecutive voice messages, private reply and many more, that no other application can withstand in it.
Thus, making it more in demand and popular application worldwide. However, the popularity of WhatsApp concomitantly shows the addiction of individuals towards it, making them a social app freaks more likely towards WhatsApp itself.