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YouTube gets over 10 billion downloads on Google Play store

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Google’s video streaming platform YouTube has surpassed 10 billion downloads on the Google Play store. Check out details here.

Google's video streaming platform YouTube has surpassed 10 billion downloads on the Google Play store. That's surprising isn't it? YouTube's downloads number has crossed the entire world's population number, which is at around 7.9 billion currently. This is just on the Play store, leaving aside App store. Also Read - YouTube begins testing offline video downloads feature for desktop: How to enable

Following YouTube is Facebook with more than 7 billion downloads. Next in the list is WhatsApp with more than 6 billion downloads, Facebook Messenger with more than 5 billion downloads, and then Instagram with more than 3 billion downloads. Also Read - YouTube to soon introduce a new gesture for you to easily scrub through videos

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YouTube most downloaded app in the world

As per a report coming from 9to5Google, the popular video streaming platform YouTube is the most downloaded and used app globally in the past decade, especially with the improving global internet speed. The pandemic has also pushed hundreds and thousands of users become creators on YouTube and showcase the talent that they have and share it with viewers globally. Also Read - YouTube gets over 10 billion downloads on Google Play store

YouTube comes pre-installed with almost all supported Android smartphones, be it affordable ones or the expensive/premium models. The YouTube app is available for download on both Google Play store and Apple App store. Apple doesn't share download numbers, but on Google Play store, the video app has been downloaded by more than 10 billion users globally.

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To engage more and more users on the platform, Google has added several new features on the YouTube mobile app including Shorts, a rival for TikTok, the short video platform that is currently banned in India. Some reports suggest that Parent company ByteDance is working on bringing the TikTok app back to the country but as TickTock.

YouTube recently rolled out a new tool for creators called Super Thanks. The feature basically allows users to tip their favourite creators on the video streaming platform. The Super Thanks feature on YouTube provides and an opportunity for creators to earn money and also strengthen their relationships with their viewers.

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Published:Sat, July 24, 2021 5:44pm

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