Despite all the concerns about privacy and security aspects, for Zoom, India was the biggest market in April 2020 in terms of the number of times the video conferencing app was downloaded in the country.
Well, it also has to be reported here that Zoom also tops the list of the most downloaded non-game app all across the world in April 2020 with almost 131 million downloads. This amounts to 60X growth from the numbers reported in April 2019.
“The countries with the most installs of the app during this period were India at 18.2%of its total downloads and the United States at 14.3%,” says Sensor Tower in its report on ‘Top Apps Worldwide for April 2020 by Downloads’.
India’s 18.2% downloads happened even as there were concerns raised over its piracy by the Indian government’s cyber coordination centre. The ministry even issued an advisory and asked the employees to refrain using it as it breaches security and privacy clauses.
Covid-19 cases have been on the increase all across the world owing to which governments have been forced to extend lockdowns and this has given more traction to video calling apps. Classes and large-scale corporate meetings have jumped on to Zoom as it accommodates larger number of participants at one time as compared to all the other video conferencing apps – this has been the biggest reason for its success.
Besides Zoom, TikTok took the second spot for the top 10 non-game apps downloaded globally in April, followed by Facebook, WhatsApp and Instagram. India’s Covid-19 tracker Aarogya Setu found the seventh spot in global downloads and it beat Microsoft Teams, Netflix and Google Meets.
If we look at Apple App Store and the Google Play Store individually, Zoom topped the lists here as well with TikTok coming in second.