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TikTok has been forced on Facebook as the most downloaded app in the world in 2020


10 before 2021 21:36 GMT

The Chinese app is the only one out of the top five that doesn’t belong to Mark Zuckerberg’s empire.

TikTok, a short video service of the Chinese company Byte DanceOvertaking Facebook and becoming the most downloaded app in the world in 2020, reach Nikki when citing data from digital analytics firm App Annie.

The Chinese service has become the only ‘top 5’ app not owned by Facebook, which includes in its portfolio WhatsApp, Instagram and Facebook Messenger, which has been a leader in this ranking since its inception in 2018.

TikTok’s rise can’t be stopped even with Request An executive issued by then-US President Donald Trump in August 2020, where the company was asked Sell ​​your business in the United States or prohibited to provide services in that country, arguing for security reasons in the use of data. The measure was later canceled Behind him in the White House is Joe Biden.

The popularity of the Chinese app, which became globally available in 2018, skyrocketed last year amid social confinement Due to the covid-19 pandemic, when it became the most downloaded in all of Asia, South America and even in the United States itself, TikTok was downloaded more than 2 billion timesAccording to the sensor tower.

The “ranking” of the 10 download leaders has been completed by Snapchat, Telegram, Likee, Pinterest and Twitter.

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