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Twitter moves to #1 on Apple App Store for “US News”

Twitter moved to the number one spot for news in the Apple App Store!

Three month after Elon Musk’s takeover of the platform.

Tweet on trending apple app store

Twitter screenshot of Apple app chart

Twitter has only been at this ranking since January 9, 2023, but this isn’t the first time it has ranked at number one since Elon Musk purchased it.

The graphs by Data.Ai show that as of October 12, 2022, Twitter’s growing rank was number seven for U.S. News in the Apple App Store.

Between December 11, 2022, and January 8, 2023, Twitter’s ranking bounced from the number two spot and dropped as low as number six before rising to number one on January 9, 2023.

At the time of this writing, Twitter currently ranks number one for U.S. news in the Apple App store. The lowest it ranked after Elon Musk purchased the platform was at 11 in November.

Twitter’s download ranks have been a consistent number one for U.S. news since before Elon Musk purchased the platform and only dropped to the number two spot on Saturday, October 22, before rising back to the number one spot the next day.

Elon Musk has pointed out Twitter’s value as a news source many times. He mentioned that Twitter gives immediate news from the actual sources themselves and that the platform was like “open-sourcing the news.” He also said that local news organizations “are under-appreciated and should get way more prominence on Twitter.”