Facebook becomes the first non-Google Android app to cross 5 billion downloads on Play Store

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Facebook has just achieved a big milestone on the Android platform. It is the first non-Google Android app to cross the 5 billion downloads on Google Play Store.

Five billion is a big number when it comes to app installs. Before Facebook achieved this milestone, only pre-installed Google Apps including Play Services, YouTube, Maps etc have over 5 billion downloads.

Facebook isn’t a surprising entry. The app has over 1.6 billion daily active users and 2.5 billion monthly active users. Even if it is a widely popular app, the company has also partnered with several device manufacturers to ship its app pre-installed on their devices. It also further boosted the download count of the app.

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