TikTok, video sharing app that’s “powered by music”, is still the most downloaded app on the iOS App Store for five quarters in a row.


Sensor Tower’s report states that the app was downloaded more than 33 million times in the first quarter, followed by #2 YouTube, #3 Instagram, #4 WhatsApp and #5 Messenger.

On the Android side, things look a bit different. The #1 app was WhatsApp at 199 million downloads, followed by #2 Messenger, #3 TikTok, #4 Facebook and then #5 Instagram.

TikTok has been a controversial app, first getting a $5.7 million fine by the FTC, then getting banned for having illegal content.

With both app platforms combined, WhatsApp stands as the clear winner with Messenger standing in as a close second.

Meanwhile, TikTok gets #3 position with Instagram and Facebook right behind. Notable up and comers include YouTube Kids, who joined YouTube Music and YouTube in the top 20 list.


Haider Ali Khan is an entrepreneur from Perth, Western Australia. He is the Owner and Editor-in-Chief of iLounge.