Zoom has dethroned video-sharing app TikTok to become the most downloaded app globally in April in the non-gaming category, said the latest report released by Sensor Tower which tracks mobile app downloads.
The US-based-based video conferencing app clocked 131 million installations in April. Notably, India was the largest contributor to the total number of downloads during the month at 18.2%, followed by the US, which accounted for 14.3%, the report said.
The surge in the number of downloads for Zoom came in the same month the Indian government had raised concerns with its security and privacy features and called it not a secure platform for video conferencing.
Zoom has been gaining ground during the worldwide lockdown imposed to contain the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic. In the first quarter of this year or Q1 2020, Zoom recorded the highest downloads from India – 6 million downloads out of a total of 80 million.
TikTok, which was the most downloaded app in March with more than 115.2 million installs, recorded 107 million installs in April and ranked 2nd. Here too, India and the US contributed the most with 22% and 9.4% of the downloads respectively.
The short-video sharing application had recently crossed 2 billion downloads across Google Play Store and The App Store.
India’s Covid-19 contact tracing app Aarogya Setu has made it to the top 10 list in April. Without disclosing the actual figures of downloads, the app was ranked 7th in the non-gaming category.
The way the government has promoted and made it mandatory for the government as well as private-sector employees, the surge in the number of downloads was quite obvious.
Going forward, the government is mulling to make Aarogya Setu ready for feature phones as well. According to the latest data, it has clocked over 90 million downloads and it will see exponential growth once it gets compatible with feature phones.