List of most popular smartphone apps

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This is a top 10 list of the most popular smartphone apps by number of unique users in the United States as of the end of 2016.[1] All of the smartphone apps in this list are owned by Google, Facebook, Apple or Amazon; all of these apps are free to download.[2]

Rank Name Owner
1 Facebook Facebook
2 Facebook Messenger Facebook
3 YouTube Google
4 Google Maps Google
5 Google Search Google
6 Google Play Google
7 Gmail Google
8 Instagram Facebook
9 Apple Music Apple
10 Amazon App Amazon

This is a top 10 list of the most used smartphone apps in the U.S. as of August 2017.[3] All of these apps come from publicly traded companies based in California.

Rank Name Owner
1 Facebook Facebook
2 YouTube Google
3 Facebook Messenger Facebook
4 Google Search Google
5 Google Maps Google
6 Instagram Facebook
7 Snapchat Snap Inc.
8 Google Play Google
9 Gmail Google
10 Pandora Radio Pandora

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Wong, Joon. "The No. 2 app in America would be nothing without the No. 1 app in America". Quartz. Retrieved 4 January 2017. 
  2. ^ "Tops of 2016: Digital". Nielsen. Retrieved 4 January 2017. 
  3. ^ Hartmans, Avery. "These are the 10 most used smartphone apps". Business Insider. Retrieved 30 May 2018.