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Don't call it dead: Hangouts just reached 5 billion downloads

Don't call it dead: Hangouts just reached 5 billion downloads

Hangouts has been on the way out for four (!) years by now, but the service is still kicking. And in that process, Hangouts managed to reach an impressive milestone: It has been installed five billion times on the Play Store. That brings it right on par with a few pre-installed Google apps, but also with the two competing messaging products from Facebook.

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Facebook Messenger becomes the third non-Google app to reach 5 billion installs on the Play Store

Facebook Messenger becomes the third non-Google app to reach 5 billion installs on the Play Store

With the popularity of Android, plenty of applications have managed to cross over the one billion installs threshold on the Play Store. It's a lot more selective in the five billion-plus club, which only two non-Google apps have ever succeeded in joining. You can finally bump that count up to three, as Facebook Messenger achieved a new milestone for installs just this week.

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WhatsApp becomes second non-Google app to reach five billion installs on Android

WhatsApp becomes second non-Google app to reach five billion installs on Android

Only a handful of Android applications have reached five billion downloads, with most of them being Google's pre-installed apps. Facebook reached the landmark last year, likely thanks to its partnerships with Samsung and other OEMs, and now Facebook-owned WhatsApp has joined the elite club.

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Google Drive passes 5 billion installs on the Play Store

Google Drive passes 5 billion installs on the Play Store

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Google Play Music marches to the beat of its own drum, reaches 5 billion Play Store downloads

Google Play Music marches to the beat of its own drum, reaches 5 billion Play Store downloads

We all know Google Play Music's days are numbered and it's only been playing second fiddle to YouTube Music for over a year. You can't unring that bell, but at least Play Music is getting the opportunity to enjoy its swan song: the app has now crossed 5 billion downloads on the Play Store.

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Facebook becomes first non-Google app to pass 5 billion installs on Android

Facebook becomes first non-Google app to pass 5 billion installs on Android

Five billion is a big number, especially when it comes to app installs. To date, only pre-installed Google apps (Play Services, YouTube, Maps, etc.) have passed that milestone, but now Facebook has just joined the elite club.

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Google Chrome for Android hits 5 billion installs, 20 trillion tabs (probably)

Google Chrome for Android hits 5 billion installs, 20 trillion tabs (probably)

 

The Play Store's five-billion-installs club just got its fifth member — everyone's favorite RAM-hogging browser, Google Chrome. Joining the ranks of Gmail, YouTube, Maps, and Google Search, Chrome for Android's number of downloads has hit a figure comparable to Earth's population.

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Gmail follows YouTube, Maps, and Search in joining 5 billion installs club

Gmail follows YouTube, Maps, and Search in joining 5 billion installs club

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After YouTube and Maps, Google app becomes third app to get 5 billion downloads on the Play Store

After YouTube and Maps, Google app becomes third app to get 5 billion downloads on the Play Store

Over the weekend, the Google Maps app reached 5 billion downloads on the Play Store and we celebrated that momentous occasion with virtual champagne and confetti — well, just a short post really. However, our eyebrows were a little raised when we noticed that the Google app still hadn't made it to that coveted number, but now they're dropping as it has just caught up.

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Google Maps hits 5 billion downloads on the Play Store, does it after YouTube but before the Google app

Google Maps hits 5 billion downloads on the Play Store, does it after YouTube but before the Google app

Being physically lost is apparently a much bigger incentive for app usage than being at a loss from an information perspective. The Google Maps app has just hit over 5 billion downloads on the Play Store, beating Google's own search app to the punch. The latter still hasn't reached that coveted number, but we all know it's a matter of time.

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