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Top 20 Social SDKs Used in Android Apps on Google Play
Last update: 24 Feb 2024 CET
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Top 20 Social SDKs Used in Android Apps on Google Play

We at 42matters have identified the 20 most popular social SDKs leveraged by Android apps available on the Android app market.

Social SDKs help app developers leverage social media features, management platforms, marketing tools, and analytics platforms in their mobile apps. Typically they enable social media login, sharing, analytics, monitoring, and other related capabilities.

These SDKs make it easy for developers to create apps that are integrated into larger social media landscapes. They include such functionalities as streamlined user login, app data and analytics, and various gaming features like leaderboards, in-app achievements, and more. This data is also available via our APIs, file dumps, Explorer, and SDK Explorer.

This list is based on our analysis of the millions of mobile applications – and over 2,300 SDKs integrated into them – that constitute the vast inventory of the Google Play Store. The details contained are meant to provide app publishers seeking to build a scalable app with a list of the most trusted social SDK options. Our list is also meant to help SDK publishers understand their biggest competitors and offer market researchers a tantalizing glimpse into the sort of market insights our technology can provide.

Among all apps utilizing social SDKs, 69.01% have integrated Facebook. This accounts for 61.43% of app downloads within the social SDK category.

The Facebook SDK helps you connect with friends, family, and communities of people who share your interests.

Total Apps
507.11k
Google Play
App Share
69.01%
Google Play
Apps
428.66k
Games
78.45k
Total Downloads
352.72b
Google Play
Download Share
61.43%
Google Play
App Downloads
186.46b
Game Downloads
166.26b

Use the 42matters SDK Explorer to find all apps that use Facebook.

Among all apps utilizing social SDKs, 53.57% have integrated Google SignIn. This accounts for 63.15% of app downloads within the social SDK category.

Google Sign-In is a secure authentication system SDK that reduces the burden of login for your users by enabling them to sign in with their Google Account — the same account they already use with Gmail, Play, and other Google services.

Total Apps
393.65k
Google Play
App Share
53.57%
Google Play
Apps
344.03k
Games
49.62k
Total Downloads
362.59b
Google Play
Download Share
63.15%
Google Play
App Downloads
229.72b
Game Downloads
132.87b

Use the 42matters SDK Explorer to find all apps that use Google SignIn.

Among all apps utilizing social SDKs, 4.22% have integrated Twitter Kit. This accounts for 5.00% of app downloads within the social SDK category.

Twitter Kit is an SDK designed to make interacting with Twitter seamless and efficient.

Total Apps
31.02k
Google Play
App Share
4.22%
Google Play
Apps
28.54k
Games
2.47k
Total Downloads
28.71b
Google Play
Download Share
5.00%
Google Play
App Downloads
22.00b
Game Downloads
6.72b

Use the 42matters SDK Explorer to find all apps that use Twitter Kit.

Among all apps utilizing social SDKs, 1.61% have integrated Login with Amazon LWA. This accounts for 2.83% of app downloads within the social SDK category.

Login with Amazon lets you protect your customer information by leveraging the user authentication system used by Amazon.com. Login with Amazon is based on OAuth 2.0, which has been broadly adopted for user authorized exchanges across sites.

Total Apps
11.86k
Google Play
App Share
1.61%
Google Play
Apps
11.25k
Games
606
Total Downloads
16.24b
Google Play
Download Share
2.83%
Google Play
App Downloads
13.20b
Game Downloads
3.04b

Use the 42matters SDK Explorer to find all apps that use Login with Amazon LWA.

Among all apps utilizing social SDKs, 1.60% have integrated Twitter4J. This accounts for 1.17% of app downloads within the social SDK category.

Twitter4J is an unofficial Java library for the Twitter API. With the Twitter4J SDK, you can easily integrate your Java application with the Twitter service.

Total Apps
11.75k
Google Play
App Share
1.60%
Google Play
Apps
10.86k
Games
883
Total Downloads
6.74b
Google Play
Download Share
1.17%
Google Play
App Downloads
4.40b
Game Downloads
2.33b

Use the 42matters SDK Explorer to find all apps that use Twitter4J.

Among all apps utilizing social SDKs, <1% have integrated WeChat by Tencent. This accounts for 3.98% of app downloads within the social SDK category.

WeChat is multi-purpose messaging, social media, and mobile payment SDK.

Total Apps
7.29k
Google Play
App Share
<1%
Google Play
Apps
6.46k
Games
828
Total Downloads
22.83b
Google Play
Download Share
3.98%
Google Play
App Downloads
14.27b
Game Downloads
8.56b

Use the 42matters SDK Explorer to find all apps that use WeChat by Tencent.

Among all apps utilizing social SDKs, <1% have integrated Kakao API. This accounts for <1% of app downloads within the social SDK category.

Kakao API is a multi-platform texting SDK that allows iPhone, Android, and BlackBerry apps to send and receive messages for free.

Total Apps
3.77k
Google Play
App Share
<1%
Google Play
Apps
3.65k
Games
120
Total Downloads
2.97b
Google Play
Download Share
<1%
Google Play
App Downloads
2.60b
Game Downloads
377.31m

Use the 42matters SDK Explorer to find all apps that use Kakao API.

Among all apps utilizing social SDKs, <1% have integrated Facebook Account Kit (deprecated). This accounts for <1% of app downloads within the social SDK category.

Facebook Account Kit was an SDK that developers could integrate into their apps to allow users to log in with an email address or phone number. It is now deprecated.

Total Apps
2.24k
Google Play
App Share
<1%
Google Play
Apps
2.21k
Games
34
Total Downloads
2.77b
Google Play
Download Share
<1%
Google Play
App Downloads
2.61b
Game Downloads
159.34m

Use the 42matters SDK Explorer to find all apps that use Facebook Account Kit (deprecated).

Among all apps utilizing social SDKs, <1% have integrated Linkedin Sdk. This accounts for <1% of app downloads within the social SDK category.

The Linkedin SDK is based on REST+JSON, enabling you to build robust, scalable apps.

Total Apps
2.01k
Google Play
App Share
<1%
Google Play
Apps
2.01k
Games
2
Total Downloads
520.84m
Google Play
Download Share
<1%
Google Play
App Downloads
520.36m
Game Downloads
482.91k

Use the 42matters SDK Explorer to find all apps that use Linkedin Sdk.

Among all apps utilizing social SDKs, <1% have integrated VK VKontakte. This accounts for 1.31% of app downloads within the social SDK category.

VK VKontakte is an SDK that enables apps to integrate with VK, the largest European social network with more than a 100 million active users, to help you build engaging social apps and get more installs.

Total Apps
1.61k
Google Play
App Share
<1%
Google Play
Apps
1.36k
Games
251
Total Downloads
7.55b
Google Play
Download Share
1.31%
Google Play
App Downloads
3.64b
Game Downloads
3.90b

Use the 42matters SDK Explorer to find all apps that use VK VKontakte.

Among all apps utilizing social SDKs, <1% have integrated Tencent QQ. This accounts for 1.22% of app downloads within the social SDK category.

The Tencent QQ SDK is committed to providing game developers with user services and operating tools in various social scenarios.

Total Apps
1.26k
Google Play
App Share
<1%
Google Play
Apps
1.03k
Games
233
Total Downloads
7.01b
Google Play
Download Share
1.22%
Google Play
App Downloads
4.91b
Game Downloads
2.10b

Use the 42matters SDK Explorer to find all apps that use Tencent QQ.

Among all apps utilizing social SDKs, <1% have integrated Snapchat Snap Kit. This accounts for 2.41% of app downloads within the social SDK category.

The Snapchat SDK that lets you easily talk with friends, view Live Stories from around the world, and explore news in Discover.

Total Apps
1.09k
Google Play
App Share
<1%
Google Play
Apps
684
Games
410
Total Downloads
13.85b
Google Play
Download Share
2.41%
Google Play
App Downloads
13.02b
Game Downloads
825.71m

Use the 42matters SDK Explorer to find all apps that use Snapchat Snap Kit.

Among all apps utilizing social SDKs, <1% have integrated Yandex Login Auth. This accounts for <1% of app downloads within the social SDK category.

Yandex is a search engine and internet portal. Yandex Login Auth is an SDK that facilitates logins via Yandex.

Total Apps
1.07k
Google Play
App Share
<1%
Google Play
Apps
1.01k
Games
66
Total Downloads
2.00b
Google Play
Download Share
<1%
Google Play
App Downloads
1.68b
Game Downloads
327.81m

Use the 42matters SDK Explorer to find all apps that use Yandex Login Auth.

Among all apps utilizing social SDKs, <1% have integrated Spotify. This accounts for 4.78% of app downloads within the social SDK category.

Spotify is a digital music service that gives you access to millions of songs.

Total Apps
857
Google Play
App Share
<1%
Google Play
Apps
852
Games
5
Total Downloads
27.45b
Google Play
Download Share
4.78%
Google Play
App Downloads
27.43b
Game Downloads
23.90m

Use the 42matters SDK Explorer to find all apps that use Spotify.

Among all apps utilizing social SDKs, <1% have integrated Weibo. This accounts for 1.08% of app downloads within the social SDK category.

The Weibo SDK is an open platform that provides a simple development framework for mobile application developers. The multi-platform and multi-terminal SDK will help you integrate the functions of Weibo into your application or WAP station.

Total Apps
694
Google Play
App Share
<1%
Google Play
Apps
659
Games
35
Total Downloads
6.19b
Google Play
Download Share
1.08%
Google Play
App Downloads
4.98b
Game Downloads
1.21b

Use the 42matters SDK Explorer to find all apps that use Weibo.

Among all apps utilizing social SDKs, <1% have integrated Odnoklassniki Social Network. This accounts for <1% of app downloads within the social SDK category.

Total Apps
567
Google Play
App Share
<1%
Google Play
Apps
503
Games
64
Total Downloads
3.24b
Google Play
Download Share
<1%
Google Play
App Downloads
2.99b
Game Downloads
258.90m

Use the 42matters SDK Explorer to find all apps that use Odnoklassniki Social Network.

Among all apps utilizing social SDKs, <1% have integrated Simple Facebook SDK for Android. This accounts for <1% of app downloads within the social SDK category.

Simple Facebook SDK for Android wraps the original Facebook SDK.

Total Apps
416
Google Play
App Share
<1%
Google Play
Apps
389
Games
27
Total Downloads
96.06m
Google Play
Download Share
<1%
Google Play
App Downloads
45.15m
Game Downloads
50.91m

Use the 42matters SDK Explorer to find all apps that use Simple Facebook SDK for Android.

Among all apps utilizing social SDKs, <1% have integrated Socialauth. This accounts for <1% of app downloads within the social SDK category.

The Socialauth SDK is a Java Library for authentication, getting profile, contacts, and updating status on Google, Yahoo, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and many more providers.

Total Apps
346
Google Play
App Share
<1%
Google Play
Apps
338
Games
8
Total Downloads
122.47m
Google Play
Download Share
<1%
Google Play
App Downloads
117.90m
Game Downloads
4.56m

Use the 42matters SDK Explorer to find all apps that use Socialauth.

Among all apps utilizing social SDKs, <1% have integrated U-Share by Umeng. This accounts for <1% of app downloads within the social SDK category.

U-Share by Umeng is an SDK that offers help apps or games that quickly share on multiple platforms at home and abroad. Third-party login function, small SDK package, low integration cost, full platform coverage.

Total Apps
314
Google Play
App Share
<1%
Google Play
Apps
305
Games
9
Total Downloads
222.08m
Google Play
Download Share
<1%
Google Play
App Downloads
146.78m
Game Downloads
75.29m

Use the 42matters SDK Explorer to find all apps that use U-Share by Umeng.

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

How does 42matters collect this data?'

We’ve developed a number of machine learning algorithms that scan millions of mobile and connected TV (CTV) applications on a regular basis. In addition, we collect ground truth app performance intelligence and use this data to build statistical models that estimate the performance of apps for which we do not have ground truth data.

What SDK data does 42matters collect?'

We track over 2,300 of the most popular SDKs integrated in iOS and Android apps. We collect a variety of SDK insights (title, platform, ID, category, and developer website); performance metrics (the number of apps that have installed each SDK, installation and removal trends, and app downloads); market share statistics (including market share per app category); and more!

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