GlobalWebIndex has listed the top 10 apps most actively used by the 969.49 million strong global smartphone population. The study is based on the top 10 most used smartphone apps calculated on the percentage of global smartphone users who have used the app in the last month.
Google retained three out of four in the most used smartphones app category. Facebook, which was the most used app last month, came in second with 44 percent of smartphone users. YouTube came in third with 35 percent users and Google Mobile App came in the fourth place with 30 percent of users.
Weixin/WeChat Chinese-based messenger service took the number 5 spot with almost 27 per cent of the global smartphone population despite primarily being used only in China, Hong Kong and Malaysia.
Twitter's mobile App came in 6th with 22 per cent active users, followed by Skype and Facebook Messenger, scoring 22 per cent each. Whatsapp took the 9th spot with 17 per cent of the global smartphone users and Facebook-owned picture app Instagram took the 10th spot with 11 per cent of the global online population using the app in the last month.
Interestingly Nokia's Ovi Maps ranks 11th on the chart with 9 percent of users and Apple Maps is nowhere to be seen on the list.