TikTok overthrows Facebook to become the world's most downloaded social media app According to the latest figures from the Nikkei Asia Report, TikTok has overtaken Facebook as the world's most downloaded social media app. Facebook held the first position until this year.
The rise in TikTok users has been driven by a combination of factors, including the global coronavirus pandemic, which has led to a shift towards remote education and work. As a result, the popularity of TikTok has grown not only at the expense of young people, but also thanks to adults and even the elderly.
The US government banned TikTok and WeChat during the presidency of Donald Trump, but when Joe Biden came to power, the ban was lifted, which led to an influx of TikTok users from the United States. The success of TikTok has spawned similar apps such as Instagram Reels and YouTube Shorts.
WhatsApp ranks third, followed by Instagram, Facebook Messenger, Snapchat, Telegram, Likee, Pinterest, and Twitter.