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The most popular apps in PH

Smartphones have been the first aid for Filipinos amid the coronavirus pandemic.

From online shopping to online health advice, you can find almost everything in your phones.

According to research, around 84.7 million Pinoys are proud mobile phone users. With this huge number, we can only imagine which mobile apps are the most used and popular in the country.

Here in Manila Standard we list some of the coveted smartphone applications. For more information, see the list below:

social media

Facebook and Messenger remain the most used social media apps in the country, followed by TikTok, a video sharing platform that offers various short video content.

Photo and video sharing app Instagram took third place, while Telegram and WhatsApp Messenger took fourth and fifth place.

Shopping online

For e-commerce, Shopee is still the number one app in the country, followed by its rival Lazada, while online fashion store Shein is third.

Chinese company Alibaba is fourth, shoemaker Nike is fifth, followed by SM Mall Online in sixth place.

Online mobile games

Moontoon’s Mobile Legends: Bang Bang is still the top-grossing mobile gaming app in the Philippines. Garena’s Call of Duty: Mobile sits a close second.

Online gaming platform and game creation system Roblox is third, South Korea’s free-to-play open-world k-fantasy MMORPG MIR4 is a fair fourth.

Nostalgia hits for players with Ragnarok M: Eternal Love and Diablo Immortal in fifth and sixth place respectively.


CapCut – Video Editor, Canva, and Picsart Photo & Video Editor are still artists’ favorites for quick video editing, photo enhancement, and design creation.

For online wallets, GCash remained the top choice for people, while Maya – formerly known as PayMaya – is beginning to make noise as a competitor for the top spot.

These are the top applications in the country for mobile phone owners to download on their phones. To learn more about the apps, visit Apple’s App Store and Google Playstore.

The list is based on similarweb.com’s most popular apps in the Philippines, last updated on September 18, 2022.

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