Top 10 most downloaded and used apps in India in 2019

Most used top 10 apps in India in 2019

In the present era of technology every person is carrying a mobile to stay updated to this very fast growing world, where many apps help mobile users to ease the work.

In all world India is one of most app user country, where number of apps are available in different categories.

There are many apps available to download online on many stores, out of them some gets popular for some period, but on other hand some gets millions download not because they are popular but because of they provide very good service like WhatsApp, Facebook, Google Pay, etc.


Such apps we have covered in this article of Top 10 most downloaded and used apps in India in 2019.

This list includes the apps which have to be downloaded in most mobiles,with users per month we have provided proof with link and we have ranked apps according to no of users per month in 2019.


1. WhatsApp

WhatsApp messenger

From the day of WhatsApp launched in 2010 in India many of user have accepted it as primary social communication medium, and till date India have the most WhatsApp users through world using it daily.

WhatsApp suddenly increased users when they launched WhatsApp 2.0 version in it's starting days and gained large popularity. In WhatsApp not only you can send messages but also you can share music, photos, documents, location and also you can voice call or Video Call.

According to Tech Crunch, there was average 400 million monthly users of WhatsApp in India in 2019.

WhatsApp developers have improved it with changing time and made WhatsApp more user friendly thus this may be the big reason of it's success till date.

2. MX Player

Mx player

    MX player is Video player app and presently one of top media streaming service created by J2 Interactive and is officially owned by Times group.

    It features advanced video playing, subtitle support, offline video playing, music, background player and much more advanced features especially for video playing.

    Karan Bedi the Chief Executive of MX Player recently said
    We ended 2019 with 280 million monthly active users

    in interview with Economic Times.

    As the market for MX player in India is large MX player have introduced streaming service especially for India.

    3. Facebook

    Facebook app

    In India Who don't know the Facebook, from elders to youngsters all are familiar to Facebook.

    It was founded by Mark Zuckerberg on 4 February 2004. Facebook is one of the biggest platform which is accepted throughout most countries in world.


    On Facebook you can make your profile upload photos, make friends and also can run a page which may be run by group of peoples. Not only this many of associate programmes are also run by Facebook.


    As of Statistareport October 2019 there are more than 269 million monthly users of Facebook in India, which counts 11% of all Facebook users through world. Some articles have come which are showing report of Facebook app users in India, where reports have shown that many of Facebook active users are decreasing.



    4. Messenger

    Messenger app
    Messenger is free app which widely used through India and has one of largest user base. In Messenger app you can chat with your friends, check your friends Facebook profiles and much more.

    When Facebook was introduced on 4 February 2004 message sending was inbuilt feature for few years.On 9 August 2011 Facebook separated messaging facility and launched Messenger app for Android and IOS platforms.

    Statistareport says messenger users in India has been recorded averagely 205.6 million in 2019 year, this indicates many people in India are connected by messenger majorly. With considering market in Social messenging WhatsApp is the biggest competitor for Messenger.

    5.SHAREit

    Shareit app

    Started in 2015 Shareit is basically one of file sharing tool which uses mobile hotspot and Wifi to share files between mobiles with fast speed, which is liked through world. You can Share apps, music, videos, documents, and much more.

    In an interview with Shareit India CEO Karam Malhotra, he said that India is the most important market for Shareit in the world, with over 200 million monthly active users in India alone.

    Fall back two years ago Shareit announced that they are making partnership with Times Music, From this treaty there has been video content made available from different language.



    6. Hotstar

    Hotstar app

    Star India in February 2014 officially launched Hotstar app and website, which was made especially for Indian audience also they have acquired official rights in streaming IPL from 2015 and onwards.

    India's one of big tech blog Tech Crunch said in April 2019 Hotstar users were 150+million. In ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 Hotstar was streaming partner, where Hotstar made record of 25.3 million concurrent views on India vs Newzealand Semi final match.

    Hotstar is presently served in only four countries that are India, United States, Canada, United Kingdom.

    Many of Star India channel shows are now available to watch anytime on it, where some of shows are premium and can be watched only with purchase of Hotstar VIP for which current yearly plan is only of 365 Rs. which is affordable for many Indians.

    7. TikTok

    Tiktok app

    Tiktok is announced 7th most downloaded app of decade from 2010-19.

    It is basically music based app where you can record your video with a particular music and publish it, specially in youngsters there is more craze of making video on TikTok.

    It's first name was Musical.ly, then it was renamed to TikTok.

    In June 2019 TikTok itself announced mothly active users in India which was120 million.

    On 17th April 2019 Tiktok was banned from India and was removed from Play Store and App Store, reason stated by courts was "encourages Pornography". After some days TikTok said they have removed over 6 million videos which was violating there policies and guidelines and ensured Indian High Courts that they will check such content on there app from now, lastly on 25th April ban was lifted by government and app was again available to download from Play Store and App Store.

    8. Truecaller
    Truecaller app
    Truecaller is basically app featuring caller identification, call-blocking, flash messaging, call recording, chat and voice which uses Internet.

    Truecaller is developed by True Software Scandinavia AB which was launched in 23 September 2009 for Android and IOS platforms.

    Truecaller co-founder and CEO Alan Mamedi in February 2019 announced they have reached100 million daily users active alone from India.

    9. Instagram

    Instagram app

    Instagram is also one of huge social media app where person can upload there photos,videos and make it available publically, it is kind of similar to Facebook but Instagram is more focused on photos rather than content.

    Many of Indian celebs and models use to have there professional accounts on Instagram and thus this may be the big reason why Instagram is in our list.

    As of October 2019 there were 73 million users as per statista.

    Since 2016-17 from Jio launch Instagram users have drastically increased in India. There are many fraud incidents have been reported where peoples are scamed by some fake accounts, So be aware when using it.


    10. Google Pay

      Google pay app

    From past two years many people were started preferring Unified Payments Interface(UPI) where money is directly exchanged between bank accounts. Google Pay is one of this.

    On 27 August 2017 Tez app was lauched in India by Google and after exact one year that is on 28 August 2018 it was renamed to Google Pay.

    As of Financial Express in India there were 67 million monthly active users of Google Pay reported in September 2019, where its biggest competitor Phonepe users had 55 million monthly active users in June 2019.

    From Google Pay you can recharge your mobile, set top box, pay your electric bills, share money to your friends account and much more.


    Following list UC Browser, Phonepe, Flipkart, Helo are some of apps with increasing users day by day.

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