Top Apps in China (Historical)

Top apps in China
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On this page, you’ll find an archived list of all past data on the top apps in China?


Because it can be useful to see who the major players are and to get a sense of their staying power over the medium-long term. It helps you to distinguish between flavour-of-the-month apps and those with staying power. 

When it comes to advertising, some particular industries and niches might get better results using trendy, new channels. Typically however, it’s the biggest apps that can stand the test of time and deliver the best results.

This data should help to serve as a useful guide for you in determining which advertising apps are top-tier, and which other apps have performed strongly in China. Useful information if you’re developing an app!

We endeavour to keep this updated as frequently as our source releases data. If you’d like to see the latest month’s data, see a breakdown of the current top apps in China, and learn more about them, be sure to check out this post.


PositionNameCategoryMAU (million)Change
1WeChatMedia / Social1016-0.02%
2QQMedia / Social715-0.21%
4TaoBaoMobile Ecommerce6660.29%
5DouYinMedia / Video365-5.47%
6BaiduMedia / Tool308-2.91%
7PinDuoDuoMobile Ecommerce2536.30%
8WeiboMedia / Micro blog2530.28%
10ToutiaoMedia / News232-3.60%
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