TikTok is a social media app with over 150 million daily active users. It was originally developed as a response to the decline of Vine and allows people to share their own content or watch others’ broadcasts in real-time. Keep reading for these interesting facts about TikTok!
6 Interesting Facts About TikTok
Douyin is Chinese TikTok version
TikTok was originally created by Bytedance in 2016, but they called it “Douyin” for Chinese audiences.
They then released this to a western market as “Tik Tok” with minor changes such that its functionality remains intact even though you’re using an English speaker interface instead of on Mandarin ones–the name just means ‘to record’ or something like that!
The only difference between these two apps lie within their ages: while teens can enjoy playing around on TikTok because there are minimal restrictions put onto them compared to Mainland China’s stringent laws surrounding internet use amongst children under 12 years old; adults find Douyin more suited to their interests because the content is a bit more mature and wide-reaching in terms of demographics.
TikTok is the most popular app in 2020
With a download rate of almost 115 million times in March 2020 alone, it is no wonder that TikTok became the most downloaded app globally during this time.
As many people were indoors due to COVID-19 pandemic outbreaks and their effects on our society as well as those who live through them such as depression or anxiety issues which cause distraction from daily life activities like schoolwork; these individuals turn towards social media sites including but not limited at YouTube where they can watch videos without having any restrictions placed upon them while still being able to enjoy some form entertainment outside regular television programs.
Most TikTok users are young generation
TikTok is a popular app that has been designed with the younger generation in mind. The app allows users to express themselves through musical activities such as acting, singing, lip-syncing, and dancing. They can also experiment on camera or sing any song they choose – without having an instrument!
41% of people surveyed were between 16 – 24 years old so it’s no surprise why this form of social media platform attracts more than its fair share when we take into account what draws them here firstly: creating content that ultimately gives them more views and allows them to be recognized by their online peers.
Musical.ly was the old name
TikTok is a social media platform that allows users to create short videos of themselves lip-syncing and being comedic. It was originally called Musical.ly, but changed when they merged with each other in 2017; this merging created an app called “TikiToK” which has over 500 million monthly active accounts according to Forbes magazine’s 2018 ranking.
When ByteDance decided to make a greater app, they merged TikTok content on top of global musical.ly so people could enjoy both forms in one place. The name change was done because there are many videos with lipsync lyrics which leads them towards wanting something fresher and more representational for those who use their service each day; also not having an unnecessary burden from existing brands like ‘musical-liar’ would help everyone associated have better success overall.
India banned TikTok
Indians have downloaded TikTok has over 600 million times. This number has been growing at an impressive rate-in fact it’s accounted for 30% of total worldwide downloads! The reason for this? Well, when you think about how people use their smartphones these days there can be few other answers than that they want access 24/7 everything through them which includes watching movies or downloading apps too!
The Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology blocked the usage of TikTok in India on June 29, 2020.
This is a result of the political conflict between the 2 countries.
TikTok is worth $140 billion USD by the end of 2021
This social media app is raking money for ByteDance.
- In 2018, it was worth 7 billion dollars.
- In 2019, it was worth 17 billion dollars.
- In 2021, it was worth 140 billion dollars.