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TikTok crosses 1 billion downloads on Android, iOS

The one billion downloads on Android and iOS include lite versions and regional variations of the app but does not include Android installs in China.

tech Updated: Feb 28, 2019 17:02 IST
Asian News International
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The logo of TikTok application is seen on a mobile phone screen in this picture illustration taken February 21, 2019. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui/Illustration
The logo of TikTok application is seen on a mobile phone screen in this picture illustration taken February 21, 2019. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui/Illustration(REUTERS)
         

The constant bombardment of videos of people doing silly antics, from lip-syncing or dancing to popular songs to Bollywood dialogues in your Facebook feed has taken TikTok to astounding new success.

The social video app from Beijing’s ByteDance has hit another major milestone with more than one billion worldwide downloads on the Apple App Store and Google Play Store, Sensor Tower revealed in its latest Store Intelligence estimates report.

The one billion downloads include lite versions and regional variations of the app but does not include Android installs in China. New users reached 71.3 million worldwide, excluding China count.

TikTok, the fourth most downloaded non-game app in last year was the number three app globally in terms of new installs across both stores during January and was number one non-game app in the US last month.

Interestingly, 25% of TikTok’s downloads to date have come from India, and the userbase is estimated to be about 250 million. Last month, 43% of new users were from India, compared to 9.5% in January last year.

The share of new users from the US has also grown. Nine per cent of TikTok’s January installs were recorded from the US compared to 5.6% last year.

In comparison, the Facebook app was installed an estimated 711 million times last year while Instagram recorded just 444 million new downloads.

 

First Published: Feb 28, 2019 17:02 IST