The social platform TikTok announced on Monday, September 27, that its number of active users in the world has exceeded one billion.
More than a billion people around the world now use TikTok every month to have fun, learning, laughing or discovering something new. We are honored to be home to our very diverse community of families, small businesses and creators, who are turning into our favorite stars, ”the company said in a statement.
TikTok, owned by Chinese company ByteDance, has seen an increase in the number of users in recent years, especially during the Covid-19 pandemic.
TikTok had approximately 55 million users in January 2018, but their number increased to 271 million in December 2018 and 507 million in December 2019.
In July 2020, TikTok reported nearly 800 million monthly active users.
In August, it was reported that TikTok was ahead of Facebook and its messaging platforms Messenger and WhatsApp last year, becoming the most downloaded app.