TikTok, The Chinese video-sharing platform, is on the top of the list as the most downloaded application in the world in the month of October 2021, TikTok has been downloaded more than 57 million this month, as shown by data from Sensor’s Store Intelligence platform Tower.

The majority of TikTok downloads were from Douyin in China at 17 percent and the United States (US) at 11 percent. Instagram came in second.

For over 10 months, TikTok has been the most downloaded non-gaming app. In fact, in August, it was named the most downloaded app of 2020. The Chinese video-sharing platform is the only non-Facebook app to mark its presence on the top five downloads list worldwide.

Instagram is second place on the list of most downloaded worldwide with more than 56 million installs, representing a 31 percent increase from the previous month. The countries that had the most downloads included India with 39 percent, followed by Brazil with 6 percent.

Facebook, WhatsApp, and Telegram found their place in the list of the top 5 downloaded apps of October 2021, in addition to TikTok and Instagram. Snapchat, Messenger, shopping app – Meesho, Spotify, and video editor – CapCut also made the top 10 list.

Notably, the most downloaded non-gaming app, TikTok, was banned by the Indian government last year alone with 58 other Chinese-sourced apps, including CamScanner and PUBG Mobile, citing national security concerns. Despite that, TikTok is gaining huge popularity among other countries.


  • Mehr Ali is a Journalist, photographer, and football player.