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Facebook is among 10 Top Downloaded Apps in this Decade

Facebook, Facebook Messenger, WhatsApp, and Instagram are among the top 10 downloaded applications of the decade 2010-2019.

This decade was marked by the massification of smartphones in almost the entire world. It allowed millions of people to have access, among many other things, to social networks. Of course, the applications played a vital role in achieving this phenomenon, and practically the list of the most downloaded apps in the last 10 years was totally dominated by social platforms.

Recently, App Annie, a data analysis firm on the status of software on mobile devices, published its ranking of the 10 most downloaded applications of the decade, confirming the authority of social networks. However, what stands out the most is Facebook and its service portfolio, since the first 4 positions belong to those directed by Mark Zuckerberg.

The List of Most Downloaded Apps of the Decade:

  • Facebook
  • Facebook Messenger
  • WhatsApp
  • Instagram
  • Snapchat
  • Skype
  • TikTok
  • UC Browser
  • YouTube
  • Twitter

It is important to remember that, in the case of WhatsApp and Instagram, both proposals were acquired by Facebook years after their first stage of success.

Obviously, the investment made in both applications has been one of the most fruitful in history. Nowadays, Instagram is the preferred social network among young people. WhatsApp, despite being surrounded by a large number of rivals, continues to dominate in the field of instant messaging in much of the world.

In short, Zuckerberg has two great strengths that will surely maintain its popularity for a long time. In fact, the plan of the Californian company is to unify Messenger, WhatsApp and Instagram chat in the same application. However, and as stated The Wall Street Journal, the FTC (Federal Trade Commission) could hinder this strategy seeing a possible monopoly in the hands of Mark Zuckerberg.

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