TikTok was the world’s most downloaded app in 2020 as it took the top spot from Facebook Messenger, according to a new report by digital analytics company App Annie.
The Chinese owned video-sharing platform is the only app not owned by Facebook to make the global top five of downloads of 2020
In China, TikTok’s owner ByteDance also holds the top spot with the Chinese language video app Douyin.
Facebook-owned apps have held the top spot in downloads since the survey started in 2018.
Apps owned by Mark Zuckerberg make up the top five – WhatsApp, Facebook, Instagram and Facebook Messenger .
Last year, former President Donald Trump issued an executive order to ban new downloads of TikTok app in the US claiming that TikTok posed a national security risk as the Chinese government had access to its user data, allegations the company has denied.