Apple Has Revealed The Most Downloaded App of 2016

It's not Pokemon Go.

07/12/2016 10:50 GMT | Updated 07/12/2016 12:54 GMT

Apple has revealed the most downloaded app of 2016, and it’s not Pokemon Go

The AR sensation was pushed into third place by two social networking apps, Snapchat (1) and Facebook Messenger (2).

But it beat both Instagram and Facebook into fourth and fifth place respectively. 

That’s pretty incredible given the craze lasted for just a few weeks over the summer period.

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Snapchat’s unrelenting momentum will be of little surprise to execs at Facebook.

The social networking giant has attempted to replicate the app’s popularity among young users by mimicking many of its features.

In 2013, the ephemeral messaging service’s founder Evan Spiegel was mocked after he turned down an offer of $3bn for Facebook to acquire the service.

It’s now worth more than $18bn. 

The full list of most popular apps is:

  1. Snapchat
  2. Messenger 
  3. Pokémon GO
  4. Instagram
  5. Facebook
  6. YouTube
  7. Google Maps
  8. Pandora
  9. Netflix
  10. Spotify Music