Apps make the world go round as every smartphone user cannot really function without them. These apps cover a wide range of categories, including social media, messaging, entertainment, productivity, and shopping. A report by Sensor Tower lists the 20 most used apps by users in the world. The list does throw a surprise or two. Read on to find out how many of the 20 most popular apps you use:

TikTok: The reigning ‘king’ of apps

For the third year in a row, TikTok Roulette Online is the most popular app in the world. And this is despite being banned in India, which is one of the biggest smartphone markets in the world.

Instagram: Reel-ing in the downloads

Hot on the heels of TikTok is Meta-owned Instagram. Be it Reels or Stories, the mindless scroll of Instagram just keeps users locked in.

Facebook: Still going strong

And you thought who was using Facebook, eh? The social media platform continues to be on the top charts of most downloaded apps.

WhatsApp: The default communication app

Widely used across, the world, WhatsApp is the source for users to send text messages, photos, videos, and voice messages.

Capcut: The TikTok effect

An app that owes its rise perhaps to popularity of TikTok. Capcut allows users to edit and make videos suitable for TikTok or other short video platforms.

Telegram: Catching up fast

A privacy-focused messaging app, Telegram has seen a big rise in its popularity in the last few years.

Snapchat: For (dis)appearances’ sake

A multimedia messaging app known for its disappearing messages and augmented reality features.

Spotify: Leading the charts

Spotify is a music streaming app that allows users to discover, listen to, and create playlists of their favourite songs.

Temu: Who doesn’t want discounts

Chinese-based online shopping app that offers unheard discounts on a wide range of products.

Messenger: Another one of Meta’s ‘stars’

A messaging app that is integrated with Facebook and is clearly used by many across the world.

JioCinema: The impact of IPL

Clearly, the IPL did wonders for the app but it has been building a healthy portfolio of content and reeling in the users.

Shein: Deals, discounts and more

A popular online shopping app that catches the fancy of shoppers from all over the world.

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