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CHINA BRIEF | TikTok the world’s most downloaded app in January with 104.7 million installs

ByteDance’s viral short-video app TikTok continues gaining momentum, garnering 104.7 million global downloads last month, a growth of 46% year-on-year, becoming the world’s most-downloaded app. Tiktok generated USD 28.7 million in revenue from in-app purchases, a report from data provider Sensor Tower showed.

The figure includes downloads of TikTok and its Chinese version Douyin from the App Store and Google Play worldwide, between January 1, 2019, and January 31, 2020.

Users in India contributed to 34.4% of total downloads, while Brazilians accounted for 10.4%. Facebook was the second most installed social media app worldwide in January with 61.9 million installs, inching up by 1.5 % from last year. Instagram, YY Inc.’s Likee, and Snapchat followed.

Overall, since its debut, TikTok has been downloaded worldwide 1.82 billion times.

Meanwhile, ByteDance’s news aggregator Toutiao was the most downloaded app in January in the news category with 6.3 million installs.

36Kr is KrASIA’s parent company. 

This article is part of KrASIA’s “China Brief” section, where KrASIA’s reporters will provide quick daily updates about the tech ecosystem in China.

Wency Chen
Wency Chen
Wency Chen is a reporter KrASIA based in Beijing, covering tech innovations in&beyond the Greater China Area. Previously, she studied at Columbia Journalism School and reported on art exhibits, New York public school systems, LGBTQ+ rights, and Asian immigrants. She is also an enthusiastic reader, a diehard fan of indie rock and spicy hot pot, as well as a to-be filmmaker (Let’s see).
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