Most Downloaded Apps of 2022
The year 2022 is in full swing, and with it comes the latest versions of our favorite apps. It’s wonderful how we can use the apps on our smartphones for practically anything, from reading news and learning about the weather to gambling online with the LeoVegas Bonus. The apps listed below are the most downloaded and used in 2022.
Instagram is a social networking app that allows users to upload and share photos, videos and “stories” known as Instagram Stories. It was created by Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger in 2010, launched in October of 2010, acquired by Facebook for $1 billion in April 2012. It is the most popular photo sharing platform, with more than 1.4 billion monthly active users as of September 2022. The service also allows users to set up profiles which can be viewed by other people within their networks (friends). Users can use hashtags to search for photos with specific themes or locations around the world.
When it comes to social networks, there are few that are as well-known as Facebook. This makes sense: there’s a reason why the app has been downloaded more than 2 billion times. Facebook is all about connecting with people you know, sharing photos and videos, playing games and listening to music.
Facebook wasn’t always known as “the place where you see what all your friends have been up to lately.” It was initially launched in 2004 as a way for Harvard students (and eventually other Ivy League Schools) to keep in touch with one another outside of school using their personal profiles.
TikTok is a video-sharing app with over 1 billion users. It’s owned by ByteDance and was ranked as the most popular app in the world in 2022.
The user base of TikTok is very large in India and China, but smaller elsewhere. The majority of its users are between 18 and 24 years old, which means its popularity among younger generations will probably continue to grow.
Snapchat is a photo messaging application. It was founded by Evan Spiegel, Bobby Murphy, and Reggie Brown in September 2011. Snapchat allows users to send photos and videos to a specific number of recipients. The images are known as “snaps,” which are deleted after 1-10 seconds from the recipient’s device when they are opened.
Snapchat became especially popular for its “disappearing messages” feature, where people can send photos or videos that vanish forever after the recipient views them once. This has led to some controversial uses such as sharing inappropriate content or bullying others on the service.
Telegram is a cloud-based instant messaging and voice over IP service developed by Telegram Messenger LLP, a privately held company registered in London. It was founded in 2013 by Russian entrepreneur Pavel Durov and his brother Nikolai. The application has more than 200 million users worldwide. The app is free to download, but offers optional services that cost money. These include extra storage space and the ability to view stickers created by other users.