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Facebook Tops Nielsen List of 2015's Most Popular Apps



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    A Facebook Inc. logo is displayed for a photograph in Tiskilwa, Illinois, U.S., on Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2013. Facebook Inc. is scheduled to report quarterly earnings on Jan. 30. Photographer: Daniel Acker/Bloomberg via Getty Images

    Once again, Facebook was the most popular app of the year with nearly 127 million users logging on each month, NBC News reported.

    The social network handily beat YouTube, which came in second on Nielsen's "Top Smartphone Apps of 2015" list with 97.6 million users.

    Facebook saw an 8 percent increase from 2014, when it topped the list with more than 118 million users. Another one of the company's apps, Facebook Messenger, jumped to the third spot in 2015 with more than 96 million users, up from around 53 million last year.

    Google owned the middle of the list with Google Search, Google Play, Google Maps and Gmail each seeing modest gains in users from last year.