NEW YORK (CNN) – Social media dominated the top applications of the year.
Apple presented its list of the most downloaded iPhone apps in 2018. Toplist is YouTube, followed by Instagram, Snapchat, Messenger, and Facebook.
Bitmoji – a Snapchat-owned app that lets users create an emoji that looks like them – fell to sixth in the list. It was the most downloaded app last year.
It has been a challenging year for some social media, such as Facebook, who have encountered criticism of privacy issues, data abuse, misinformation and selection on the platform. Nevertheless, Facebook's flagship app and two other owned by the company (Instagram and Messenger) made top five on the most downloaded list.
Snapchat also faced challenges this year, including the navigation of a controversial redesign that was widely crawled by users, and increased Instagram competition, which has copied many of its popular features.
Once again, the most popular paid app was the self-editing tool Facetune ($ 3.99). Kirakira + ($ 0.99), which lets you add cool effects to videos and pictures, took second place.
Apple refused to say how many times the apps were downloaded.
In games, it was no surprise that the incredibly popular Fortnite peaked the maps. The number two spot went to Helix Jump, a game where players navigate a falling ball through a maze. It was followed by Rise Up, a game that lets players protect a balloon from obstacles.