10 most popular mobile apps in Hong Kong across all categories

As of August 2021, according to the Hong Kong Communications Authority Office, the city had around 24 million mobile broadband subscriptions, with a mobile subscriber penetration rate of 312%. The figure indicates that Hong Kongers are now extremely familiar with using mobile phones and apps to seek information and entertainment.

A recent report by App Annie looked at some of the most downloaded apps by Hong Kongers in general and in different categories. According to the report, LeaveHomeSafe was the most downloaded app in 2021 as the Hong Kong government required residents to use it to enter different premises such as restaurants.

It is followed by eHealth, an application developed by the Hong Kong government that provides an electronic platform for building free, lifetime electronic health records for all members of the public. The Octopus digital wallet ranked third as 70% of eligible Hong Kong residents used their Octopus card to receive the government’s consumer voucher, according to the city’s financial secretary Paul Chan.

When it comes to monthly active users, WhatsApp tops the list, followed by Facebook and WeChat.
app annie most active users appThe study also included other categories. For example, in the retail category, atom HK was the most downloaded app, followed by Sasa HK and Jasons Market Places. Meanwhile, Taobao had the highest number of monthly active users, followed by Carousell and MoneyBack.


Ranking Highest number of downloads Highest number of monthly active users
1. HK atom Taobao
2. Sasa HK Carousel
3. Market Square by Jasons Repayment
4. Pricerite SHKP Malls
5. 6ixty8ight CU APP
seven. IKEA Me
8. Club Shops yuu rewards club
9. DCH Kitchen Buddies iHerb
ten. Ztore Sasa HK


Ranking Highest number of downloads Most consumer spending
1. WhatsApp UpLive
2. WeChat LIVIT
3. Facebook BIGO LIVE
4. instagram WeChat
5. Signal hello sweet days
6. Telegram NOW
seven. gmail LINE
8. Facebook messaging Lysn
9. Chromium venus live
ten. Xiaohongshu Discord

Food and drinks

Ranking Highest number of downloads Highest number of monthly active users
1. McDonald’s Hong Kong Opener
2. foodpanda McDonald’s Hong Kong
3. Sushiro foodpanda
4. Deliveroo Deliveroo
5. Coral Coffee Coral Coffee
6. Opener GULU
seven. Storellet Genki Sushi
9. GULU pizza hut
ten. KFC Starbucks Hong Kong

Video Streaming

Ranking Highest number of downloads Most consumer spending
1. Youtube Youtube
2. netflix netflix
3. Viu Viu
4. bilibili Disney +
5. iQIYI Tencent Video
6. Tencent Video Tic
seven. myTV SUPER Bloomberg
8. Disney + NBA
9. youtube for kids myTV SUPER
ten. Qianxun Video bilibili

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