TikTok is a huge social networking service with about 1.1 billion monthly active users. Here are 10 interesting facts about TikTok.
TikTok’s worth is estimated to be between $50-75 billion, and its mother company ByteDance is worth $350 billion.
TikTok earns by Advertising just like any other platform. However, TikTok also earns from in-app purchases by users such as coins that are bought to gift the creators, and by providing e-commerce features.
On average a TikTok user spends 52 minutes every day on TikTok. These stats show that TikTok is a really addictive platform.
Charli D’Amelio is the most followed TikToker with 136.7 million followers. Khaby Lame is the second-highest followed TikToker in the world with 132.6 million followers. Charlie D’Amelio and Khaby Lame are the only TikTokers with more than 100 million followers. Bella Poarch is one the third position with 88 million followers. Addison Rae is the 4th most followed TikToker with 86.7 million followers. Zach King is in 5th position with 67.4 million followers.
TikTok has more than 3 billion downloads and was the most downloaded non-game app of 2021 with 656 million new downloads.
The USA has nearly 100 million active TikTok users. About 47.4% of USA TikTok users are between 10-19, according to Statista 2021. This means that TikTok is popular among the younger generation.
TikTok, known as Douyin in China, literally means, “shaking sound”.
Music.ly was bought by TikTok in 2018 for $1 billion. According to Wikipedia, Music.ly had about 200 million active monthly users till May 2017. All the content, accounts, and followers of Music.ly were shifted to TikTok.
The TikTok logo is simply a musical note shaped into the character ‘d’ which symbolizes entertainment. There are two variants of the TikTok logo, one is the favicon/app icon and the second has the complete text TikTok. Both variants have dark, and light theme versions.
TikTok’s home countries’ app, Douyin, just took 200 days to develop.
TikTok was banned in China because it had foreign content. Therefore, ByteDance created Douyin. Douyin and TikTok have almost the same features but Douyin only contains Chinese content.
India has also banned TikTok to protect the privacy of billions of users.
Bangladesh banned TikTok because of inappropriate content.
Iran has banned all social media networking websites including Facebook, and Twitter. Usage of VPNs has also been criminalized.
TikTok is available in 154 countries and has been translated into 75 different languages. It shows us how much TikTok has grown and spread throughout the world.
Unlike other platforms, TikTok encourages its users to create their own content. It is easy to make short videos using a mobile phone, and it is easier to edit the videos using the TikTok editor. Therefore, more than 50% of TikTok users create their own content.
Whereas on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram most people just see the content of other people.
Zhang Yiming is the founder of TikTok and was the CEO of ByteDance the mother company of TikTok. Zhang Yimig’s net worth is 59.4 million dollars and is the second richest person in China.
The United States is the right answer as there are 120.8 million active users, according to RouteNote.