As the year draws to a close, Google announces Google Play’s most trending and most popular apps, which have been the trendsetters for the year. The apps with the most user-engagement, impact are traditionally drawn out every year by Google.
These are 2016’s Top Trending Apps on the Google Play Store.
1. Face Changer 2 by Scoompa
Developer Scoompa has been no stranger to face-swapping apps with their initial version blowing up with millions of downloads. Face Changer 2 allows you to swap your friends’ faces to create some hilarious pictures or add various effects to faces without swapping them.
Takes a selfie and start having fun! Swap faces between friends and with your favourite characters. Morph heads, add face parts, funny hats, silly glasses and hundreds of accessories, stickers, backgrounds and more.
- Face swap – Swap faces between friends. Swap you face with anyone in the world!
- Morph Faces – Tens of automatic morph effects including alien, fat, skinny, monster and many more. Smudge to reshape the face into a funny cartoon
- Face parts – Endless funny eyes, noses, crazy hats & hairdos, tattoos, scary scars and more
- Stickers – Over 600 stickers for any occasion on any subject.
- Fuse – your photo with a different background, place yourself at the beach or on the moon. Use our stock backgrounds, or import your own
- Instant replay – Automatically create a “making of” video. Share to show your friends what an artist you really are
2. Lumyer – Photo & Selfie Editor by Lumyer Inc.
If animated effects and self-created GIFs are your thing, Lumyer may just be for you. It allows you to add dynamic effects such as moving hair, landscape ambience to still images and also to videos. Videos can be created to loopable GIFs which can then be easily shared.
Lumyer is not just about simple filters, but rather realistic animated effects created to enhance each image. All of your selfies, beautiful landscapes, funny moments with friends, memories and artistic photos will come to life thanks to Lumyer. Have fun, impress your friends and share the love with your Lumys!
- Selfie: Your selfies will never be the same thanks to the Lumyer effects. They are not just masks, but rather video effects that make your selfies absolutely unique.
- Video: Record yourself and apply in real time Lumyer effects to create Live Lumy!
- Animated photos can be saved in Live Photo and GIF formats. Share them on social media like Facebook, Instagram, Messenger, Whatsapp, etc.
- Edit your photos: Lumyer is easy to use: take a picture or choose one from the Gallery; select and apply one or more animated effects; customize them and share your Lumy. You are now ready to amaze your friends!
3. Podcast Radio Music by Castbox
Podcasts are a great medium of information. Ranging from scientific discussions to your favorite artists latest mix, podcasts are one of the most convenient form of information just by listening. A drive to work or a bus from school becomes much less boring thanks to Podcasts.
- Discover and subscribe 340,000+ podcast content. Listen to 70,000+ radio stations for free.
340,000+ podcasts group into 16 categories, everyone can find his/her favorite podcast.
- Offer podcasts and Radio from 30+ countries & languages
- Download podcast mp3 you like in CastBox without any additional cost and limitation.
- One-step sharing episode URL with/without play location to enjoy entertainment with your friends
- Sleep timer for seconds/minutes/hours time unit according to your need.
Emojis are probably the most trending feature in communication apps right now. With various apps continuously adding support for more emojis and stickers, it has become easier to convey your message. which cannot be expressed in words.
- Theme support: Carefully designed keyboard themes to enhance typing experience.
- Keyboard fonts: Change keyboard letters styles with cool fonts.
- Keyboard sounds for texting: Cool sounds to change the way your keyboard sounds when you type!
5. MSQRD by Facebook
It is no surprise that 2016 was the year of camera based apps and Facebook lost no time jumping in that bandwagon. MSQRD is a animated photo filter app which aims to replace your face with a weird, and sometimes fun, alternate faces.
What were your favorite apps of 2016? Let us know in the comment section below!