Facebook-owned messaging app in WhatsApp for Android has now notched up a staggering five billion downloads, making and also his only the second non-Google app to achieve this milestone. According to Statista, WhatsApp is the most popular global mobile messenger app worldwide with approximately 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 popular social network worldwide. As with most Android applications that reach large amounts of installs. However, this number does not just include downloads from the Play Store. Have bundled the app with some smartphones in the past and AndroidPolice reported.

As for the Google Play store, South Korea was the fastest-growing WhatsApp market, with downloads of the mobile messaging app increasing almost 56 percent in 2019. Facebook is the top publisher of mobile apps in 2019. 850 million downloads compare to Facebook‘s nearly 800 million, analytics firm Sensor Tower revealed recently. Facebook was the most downloads app in 2019

Google raked in nearly 2.3 billion downloads. But Facebook gained almost 3 billion downloads over the past 12 months. Facebook owns four out of the top five most downloaded apps worldwide. Including WhatsApp, Facebook, Instagram, and Messenger, that does not come as a surprise. Tik-Tok is the world’s second-most downloads app in 2019.

Whatsapp company said “that we believe that now more than ever people need to be able to connect privately. Our teams are hard at work to keep WhatsApp running reliably during this unprecedented global crisis. We’ll continue to listen to your feedback and improve ways for people to share with each other on WhatsApp.”

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