TikTok overtakes Facebook as world’s most downloaded app

TikTok overtakes Facebook as world’s most downloaded app. Facebook has been knocked off the top spot as the world’s most downloaded app for the first time since 2018 thanks to the breakthrough of TikTok.

TikTok overtakes Facebook as world's most downloaded app.

TikTok overtakes Facebook as world’s most downloaded app.

A report analyzing app downloads across the globe presented that the number of downloads of TikTok has overtaken Facebook, WhatsApp, Instagram, and Facebook Messenger, all of which are Facebook-owned, in downloads, even in the US.

Since TikTok’s parent company ByteDance launched the international version of the short-video platform in 2017, its popularity has grown immensely. 

TikTok overtakes Facebook as world's most downloaded app.

There has been some privacy-related controversy surrounding the increase in TikTok usage, especially in the US, especially in the US. Former President, Donald Trump, previously called on the company to sell off its US operations or be banned. Joe Biden, Trump’s successor, has since withdrawn this order. 

The report solidifies that, despite the said controversy, TikTok is the go-to social media app at present. Following the success and growth of the platform, we have seen Instagram introduce Reels as its short-form video competitor and YouTube with Shorts. 

TikTok overtakes Facebook as world's most downloaded app

Although TikTok is no longer the only platform with a short-form video offering, its’ popularity remains. So, what will the results of next years’ survey show?

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