Facebook’s ranking for app downloads drops to a new all-time high / World of Digital News
When it comes to downloads from the app store, there are a number of top apps whose popularity is unmatched by any others.
And one of those names happens to be Facebook. Yes, you might have noticed that no matter how long the app continues to top the download charts like it’s stuck there.
Past stats have shown how the app continues to hit the top 10, one way or another. These facts and figures are not just for the United States, but also for other countries. And it just makes you wonder what makes it behave that way, but wait, things might finally change.
However, according to AF, it was shocking how Facebook did not make the top 10, top 20, and even top 30 lists. Yes, it sounds a bit unbelievable, but it is the reality and it wouldn’t be wrong to say that the news surprised a lot of people during the sudden drop.
While some felt the top app lists were broken, others were in denial because we hadn’t seen something like this happen in a very long time.
An app tracker for hourly categories revealed how the case began unfolding in the United States last week on Tuesday. At that time, Facebook was ranked number 4 on the App Store. Remember that this ranking was based on both apps and games.
On Wednesday, according to the data, Facebook fell further to the number 9 position and on Thursday it left the list, quietly falling to the 14th position. And while it came as a huge shock to many, more bad news for the app was yet to come.
After looking at this Thursday’s statistics, Facebook’s ranking has dropped so much that its new position is at number 41!
So, we’re sure many of our readers are wondering what this really means, in terms of downloads. Well, if it has to do with the app dropping due to a drop in demand and not actually a change in the App Store ranking feature, it could mean big things.
Estimates proved that the drop in the beginning lost nearly 60% of daily Facebook downloads globally from the App Store. To be more precise, this means that this type of drop was linked to a loss of 200,000 downloads in a single day.
Now, that doesn’t seem to be the real problem on Google Play. And that means it could potentially be related to the App Store. So, let’s see if it manages to bounce back or not.
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