2019 was a truly happy year for TikTok. The social network for sharing short videos has become so popular that it is already the second most downloaded by users, surpassing Facebook or Instagram.

As revealed by Sensor Tower analysts, TikTok has been downloaded this year over 700 million times globally. This number is only surpassed by WhatsApp’s more than 850 million downloads.

TikTok is the only app in the five most downloaded non-Facebook. Credit: Sensor Tower

According to the data revealed, the huge flow of downloads from these two platforms are in the younger audiences of India. Only from this market come 45% of downloads of these applications.

The Sensor Tower survey takes data from the Google Play Store and Apple’s App Store. However, the numbers may be even higher for TikTok as Play Store is blocked in China where the social network is named Douyin.

How TikTok Works

Through TikTok users create short videos where they show followers their creativity using editing tools such as effects, speed adjustments and background music.

Please note that this count focuses on single app installs, not counting pre-installed apps. In addition, variants such as Facebook Lite come into accounts as a single application.

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