TikTok, second most downloaded application in the world in 2019, ahead of Facebook

Over 700 million downloads in a year. These are the figures released by the Sensor Tower study, which make TikTok the second most downloaded application in the world in 2019. WhatsApp remains ahead, with 850 million downloads.

Since its release in 2016, TikTok has been installed more than 1.5 billion times. Constantly increasing global popularity and TikTok is number one in several European countries, such as Italy. China is responsible for 78% of the app’s revenue in the fourth quarter.

Far ahead of Facebook

TikTok allows you to create videos, lasting a few seconds, synchronized with music. A concept that has attracted young people since 2016. Some clips tour social networks, especially in India: 45% of downloads come from this country, which has 600 million young people.

In Europe, TikTok is the second most downloaded application in 2019 and takes the place of the Facebook-Messenger tandem. Over 25 million downloads were recorded on the Google Play Store, 9 million for the App Store. Since 2016, it is the first time that Mark Zuckerberg no longer monopolizes the podium!

For several weeks, the application has been in the spotlight (and critics). The U.S. Navy has banned its use in its ranks . Several legal attacks, for illegal data collection among young people , or censorship linked to the Chinese government have erupted. In response, TikTok would also like to set up its head office outside of China

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