TikTok tops non-game app downloads in May, with India as lead contributor

TikTok tops non-game app downloads in May, with India as lead contributor
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Despite facing severe backlash over privacy issues, TikTok continues to be the most downloaded app in the non-game segment across the world, with India leading the rally.

The video-sharing social networking service, owned by Beijing headquartered ByteDance, garnered close to 111.9 million installs in May, compared to 131 million in April, according to data from Sensor Tower. 

With 22.38 million installs, India accounted for nearly 20% of the total downloads in May, a mere 7% fall from 24 million in April, it said. 

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TikTok was followed by video communications platform Zoom in the second place, an app which has also been plagued with privacy issues. In fact, a writ petition was filed at the Supreme Court last month, seeking its ban.

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Other applications in the top 5 included WhatsApp, Facebook and Facebook Messenger. 

Government-backed Covid-19 contact tracing app Aarogya Setu also made it to the top ten -- the only Indian application on the list. It fell one spot to the eight place this month, compared to April. It was the fifth most downloaded Android application in May.

On May 8, the Indian government had announced that Aarogya Setu was the most downloaded healthcare application in the world, with close to 9 crore installs as of that day. The application currently has over 11.4 crore downloads.