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Facebook's apps dominated non-game downloads from Google Play Store in 2016
If you downloaded an app from the Google Play Store in 2016 that was owned by Facebook, you are not alone. A new report claims that apps owned by Facebook made up the top four non-game apps downloaded from the Google Play Store during all of 2016. The report also stated that during the fourth quarter of 2016, app revenues from the Google Play Store came in at $3.3 billion, up a whopping 82 percent compared to the $1.8 billion in revenue during the fourth quarter of 2015.
The report comes from the research firm SensorTower, who claim that according to their data, the main Facebook app was the most downloaded app from the Google Play Store in 2016. It was followed by WhatsApp in second place, Facebook Messenger in third and Instagram in fourth.
The rest of the top 10 most downloaded Google Play Store apps included Snapchat, Clean Master, SD LED Flashlight, SHAREit, imo and CM Security in 10th place. In terms of the most revenue, LINE was tops for non-game apps in the Google Play Store in 2016, according to SensorTower. Tinder, Pandora, HBO Now and Line Manga were next in line.