TikTok overtakes Facebook Messenger as the most downloaded Application of 2020


Tiktok has been declared as the most downloaded application in 2020 as it overtook Facebook.

This report was made by digital analytics company App Annie.

The Chinese owned video-sharing platform is the only app not owned by Facebook to make the global top five of downloads of 2020

Facebook-owned apps have held the top spot in downloads since the survey started in 2018.

Application owned by Mark Zuckerberg make up the top five – WhatsApp, Facebook, Instagram and Facebook Messenger .

Meanwhile, last year, the former President Donald Trump issued an executive order to ban new downloads of TikTok app in the US claiming that TikTok posed a national security risk as the Chinese government had access to its user data, allegations the company has denied.