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US may ban TikTok one of the most popular applications in the world

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The growing popularity of the application in the US did not go unnoticed by the authorities

Earlier this year, the Sensor Tower study was published, which showed that the popular ByteDance TikTok app, also known as Duoyin in China, has been downloaded over a billion times around the world as of February 2019.


As of today, the popular app has been downloaded over 1.5 billion times on the Apple App Store and Google Play. From February to the present, more than 500 million downloads have been registered.

TikTok was first launched in China in September 2016, and then it was introduced to the overseas market in 2017. Last year, it was the fourth most popular non-gaming application in the world, gaining 655.8 million unique installations.


US may ban TikTok one of the most popular applications in the world

Today it is the third most popular app in the world in the non-gaming category after WhatsApp and Facebook Messenger. Published data also show that India accounts for 31% of all installations. China ranked second with 11.5%. The third place is occupied by the USA with 8.2%.


The growing popularity of the application in the United States did not go unnoticed by the authorities. The US Congress is currently examining the application for potential threats to privacy and national security.

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