July 29, 2021
Google Play Store app rank popularity

Google Play Store Now Sports App Rank Popularity Feature

A new and welcome Google Play Store app rank popularity feature makes its way onto the digital platform, informing users how well an app performs…

The Google Play Store appears to support a recent server-side switch. It brings a new ranking section right under the Install/Uninstall button and above the download count.

Google Play Store App Rank Popularity by Number Pops Up

The new Google Play Store app rank popularity section has already been spotted on version 8.2. But, it’s also displaying on 8.3.41. In the example below, Facebook ranks 3rd:

Google Play Store app rank popularity

Tapping on the app rank section opens the “Top Charts” page. Where Snapchat resides in the number one spot. Pinterest takes 4th, with Messenger coming in 5th for the Top Free Social category: 

Google Play Store app rank popularity chart

Although not listed, Instagram takes second place in the same category:

Google Play Store app rank popularity chart Instagram

This is welcome because it gives consumers an immediate idea of how popular an app is with others. And, takes a bit of guesswork out of how well an app performs. At the very least it lets users know if an app even ranks in the top ten. Or, if it’s unpopular.

At this time, it’s unclear how many users will see the ranking section or if and when it will roll out to all.