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TikTok retains its top position for most downloaded app in May; Aarogya Setu ranked 8th

Popular short video sharing platform TikTok has retained its supremacy as the most downloaded app in the non-gaming category in May. The Bytedance-owned app has recorded 111.9 million downloads according to a Sensor Tower report which provides market intelligence and analytics for mobile apps.

According to the report, video conferencing app Zoom, which was the top downloaded app in April, has slipped to the second position with 94.6 million installs. While TikTok has recorded a 4.5% surge in number of downloads from 107 million in April to 111.9 million in May, Zoom’s downloads tumbled 27.7% from 131 million in April to 94.6 million in the last month.

India remains popular for TikTok, with 20% of the total downloads, followed by the US which contributed 9.3%. Zoom received equal contribution from India and the US with 17% share of total downloads each.


In numbers, TikTok saw 22.38 million downloads from India in May whereas Zoom registered around 16 million installs from the country. The figures for the previous month stands at 23.5 million and 23.8 million downloads respectively.

While India dominated in the most number of downloads for the top two apps in the non-gaming category, government-owned Covid-19 tracing app Aarogya Setu has become the sole app from the country which made it to the top 10 list for the second consecutive month..

Launched two months ago, Aarogya Setu was ranked 8th in the list in May. In the previous month, it was the 7th most downloaded app. As per the latest data, the app has amassed over 116 million downloads across Android and iOS.

Some platforms witnessed a surge in downloads due to an increase in their use cases during the lockdown. Zoom and Aarogya Setu were the big beneficiaries while TikTok also gained momentum and saw spurt in downloads during the pandemic. However, these apps may not see the same growth momentum and a saturation level for them is expected in the coming months.

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