TikTok Overtakes Facebook, becomes The Second Most Downloaded App


    TikTok is world’s most downloaded mobile application in 2019. TikTok overtook Facebook which was the second most downloaded application. WatsApp is the most downloaded application. The ranks were declared by the market analyst, Sensor Tower.

    Data let out by Sensor tower indicates over 740 million downloads of TikTok and its Chinese company Douyin in 2019. TikTok which is a video sharing social networking application pulled ahead of Facebook which was earlier the second rank holder. China headquartered ByteDance owned platform has the most users in India as reported by Sensor Tower. The data includes downloads from global application stores like Google playstore, apple, Ipad etc and does not include downloads from third party application stores.

    TikTok registered a 13% increase from its 655 million downloads in 2018. TikTok has an estimated income of 176.9 million dollars in 2019. 44% of the total downloads in 2019 accounts from India. The increased humorous content is said to be the prominent reason for the increased popularity of TikTok. The increased income can also be traced to the increased advertising through the application.

    Another video sharing application Like which is similar to TikTok has also found its place in the top ten applications with 33 crore downloads. The majority of downloads for Like is also from India which is owned by the company called Bigo which is headquartered in Singapore.