Facebook finally has a serious Chinese rival

Facebook finally has a serious Chinese rival

  • TikTok, the mini-music-video app launched by Chinese company ByteDance in 2016, last week surpassed one billon downloads, according to app data provider Sensor Tower.
  • The data for TikTok counts downloads on both Apple’s App Store and Google Play, and includes “lite” and regional variations, but not Android installs in China.
  • For 2018, it topped App Store downloads, and was in fourth place overall for non-game downloads, after three Facebook apps: the main app, Messenger, and WhatsApp.
  • In the US, TikTok is at close to 100 million downloads, after ByteDance acquired music-video app Musical.ly in 2017.


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