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Apple just revealed the most-downloaded app of 2016

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Written by Kamil Arli

Apple has revealed the most downloaded apps of 2016.

AS IF WE NEEDED MORE PROOF THAT EVAN SPIEGEL’S APP

As if we needed more proof that Evan Spiegel’s app was having its best year ever,  Snapchat beat out Facebook, Instagram and Pokémon Go to be the most-downloaded free app in the App Store in 2016, according to Apple.

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THOUGH MUCH OF THE LIST WILL COME AS LITTLE SURPRISE AS FACEBOOK

Though much of the list will come as little surprise as Facebook, Instagram, Google Maps and YouTube regularly land the top spots in the App Store, the order may be less expected. Facebook’s much-maligned app, Messenger (which currently has an average App Store rating of just three stars) landed the second spot, while the summer’s massive hit Pokémon Go came in at number three.

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Snapchat also made the list last year but was only ranked #5 (Trivia Crack, which made #1 in 2015, didn’t even make the top 10 this year.)

Here’s the full list, according to Apple.

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

Over on the paid charts, the apps are a lot more varied, with Heads Up! grabbing the top spot (for the second year in a row) and Face Swap Live and Minecraft: Pocket Edition right behind.

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Apple also announced its editorial picks for best apps of the year. Photo app Prisma landed best iPhone app of the year while Clash Royale was named best iPhone game.

You can take a look at all of the apps that made Apple’s top lists on iTunes.

Source: Mashable

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