Apple reveals the most popular iPhone apps of 2017 – Mashable

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Snap may have had a rough year, but you wouldn’t know it from the App Store charts.

Apple just revealed the most popular apps of 2017 and Snap nabbed the top two spots on the list, beating out Facebook, Google, and Netflix.

While Snapchat was the most downloaded app of 2016, it slipped to the number two position this year, with Snap-owned Bitmoji taking top honors. That shouldn’t be much of a surprise to those who have been paying attention. As we previously noted, Bitmoji has seen explosive growth over the last year and a half as it’s steadily integrated the app’s customizable emoji into Snapchat.

Here’s the full list of the top 20 most downloaded apps, according to Apple.

  1. Bitmoji

  2. Snapchat

  3. YouTube

  4. Messenger

  5. Instagram

  6. Facebook

  7. Google Maps

  8. Netflix

  9. Spotify

  10. Uber

  11. Gmail

  12. Pandora Music

  13. Amazon

  14. WhatsApp

  15. Wish

  16. Twitter

  17. SoundCloud

  18. Google Chrome

  19. Waze

  20. Lyft 

Most of the list won’t come as much of a surprise, with Facebook Messenger, Instagram, and Facebook taking the fourth, fifth, and sixth spots. Uber barely squeaked into the top 10 for the first time, and its rival Lyft made it to #20. 

When it comes to paid apps, the top spots went to Facetune, guitar-learning app Tabs & Chords, and scheduling app HotSchedules. 

On the gaming side, the most popular app should also come as no surprise: Nintendo’s Super Mario Run. Pool simulation 8 Ball Pool was close behind at #2, followed by Snake VS Block, Ballz, and Word Cookies!.

For paid games, Ellen DeGeneres’ Heads Up! was the most popular for the third year in a row.

Apple’s editors also announced their picks for the best apps of the year. Meditation app Calm was named best iPhone app of the year, while Splitter Critters won the best iPhone game spot.

You can check out the full list of Apple’s top apps and more over at iTunes.

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