Sounding an alarm for Facebook and its family of apps, short video-making app TikTok has reached two billion downloads worldwide on the App Store as well as Google Play and India leads the chart with 611 million or about 30.3 per cent of all unique installs.
China is the second leading country for installs, accumulating 196.6 million to date, or 9.7 per cent of all downloads, for its version of the app, known as Douyin, reported mobile intelligence firm Sensor Tower.
This figure does not include third-party Android store installs in the country.
US rounds out the top three countries for downloads, where it has picked up 165 million installs, or 8.2 per cent.
Google Play has accounted for the vast majority of TikTok downloads to date, racking up more than 1.5 billion installs, or 75.5 per cent of the total.
The App Store, meanwhile, has generated 495.2 million downloads, or 24.5 per cent.
Lifetime user spending in TikTok has risen to $456.7 million, more than 2.5 times the $175 million the app had generated when it reached 1.5 billion downloads.
The latest milestone comes just five months after TikTok surpassed 1.5 billion downloads. In Q1 2020, it generated the most downloads for any app ever in a quarter, accumulating more than 315 million installs across the App Store and Google Play.
TikTok’s latest surge comes amid the global COVID-19 pandemic, which has seen consumers drawn to their mobile devices more than ever as they look for new ways to shop, work, and connect with others.
Here are some tweets of how some Indians are feeling about tiktok massive success:
— Shivam Yadav (@thasaphotograph) May 21, 2020
Indians against Hatred
Indians against violence
Indians against anti-nationals
Indians against rumours
Indians against Nudity
Indians against Chinese Products#IndiansAgainstTikTok pic.twitter.com/kC5hme5TLW
— Sagar Das (@SagarDa7003) May 21, 2020
Tiktok Is very harmful for our youth.we want to ban this application. Government Should take actionhttps://t.co/051n1RF3Ox
Click on the link, sign petition against tiktok@PrakashJavdekar#IndiansAgainstTikTok pic.twitter.com/ee6nSk14sf
— VED VISHWAKARAMAप्रशासक समिति (@vedasankalp) May 21, 2020