Snapchat fell out of the top 10 for first time this year in Q3

Snapchat fell out of the top 10 for first time this year in Q3


Snapchat’s cell app fell out of the top 10 for the first time this year throughout Q3 2017, in keeping with a latest report from Sensor Tower. The app, which had been ranked at #eight throughout Q2 2017 dropped to #18 on iOS throughout the quarter, however remained ranked at #2 on Google Play. Combined, that gave the app an total rating of #5 for the quarter, the report famous.

Sensor Tower’s knowledge was offered with out context as to why this rating change may have occurred. That could lead you to imagine that Snapchat is shedding steam.

Perhaps all that Instagram cloning is lastly catching up with it? After all, Facebook just lately introduced that each Instagram Stories and WhatsApp Status now have 300 million every day energetic customers – or practically twice the dimension of Snapchat.

However, studying the top charts alone doesn’t all the time inform the full story. While it’s true slowing of downloads may see a preferred app shedding rank, that’s not all the time what can boot it from the top 10.

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Sometimes, it’s not that one app’s price of downloads gradual, it’s that the apps surrounding it achieve.

That’s what occurred with Snapchat, we perceive.

During the month of August, Snapchat fell to #16 on the iOS App Store’s top total chart on August 19th, then to #33 on August 20th, in keeping with App Annie’s knowledge. The rating started to stabilize the following day, the place it returned to #7.

Of course, a drop of this dimension continues to be pretty notable.

The app had not fallen from the top 10 on iOS all year, and it hasn’t fallen since. In reality, Snapchat has been in the top 10 on iOS in the U.S. for the higher half of its tenure, App Annie notes. In 2016, it solely fell out of the top 10 for eight days, after which, it was solely ranked #11. It by no means bought as little as #33.

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But this year’s decline doesn’t imply Snapchat’s downloads slowed.

App Annie says that Snapchat continued to have constant every day downloads in the weeks prior and after August 19th and 20th, which had been the solely days in Q3 that Snapchat misplaced its top 10 place. What occurred is that there was a surge of downloads from different top apps on these days as an alternative.

When this occurs, even an app with sturdy downloads can drop in the charts, and that’s why Snapchat fell.

The state of affairs was not distinctive to Snapchat, both. In addition to its drop, some of the top rating social networking and picture and video apps, together with Instagram, Messenger and newcomer Sarahah, additionally noticed their rankings decline throughout the identical time.

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