The report states:
Social video app TikTok from ByteDance has been downloaded more than 2 billion times globally on the App Store and Google Play, according to Sensor Tower Store Intelligence estimates.
The latest milestone comes just five months after TikTok surpassed 1.5 billion downloads. In Q1 2020, it generated the most downloads for any app ever in a quarter, accumulating more than 315 million installs across the App Store and Google Play.
Sensor Tower keeps in mind that while the app was previously already preferred, its current rise of 315M downloads in Q1 2020 comes as consumers are “drawn to their mobile devices more than ever as they look for new ways to shop, work and connect with others.”
One of the most downloads today has been in India, with 611M (30.3 percent of the total.) In 2nd area is China with 196M, although the Chinese version of the app is referred to as Douyin. The third-placed country is the U.S. with 165M.
Interestingly, “the huge bulk of Tiktok downloads to date” have originated from Google Play, which makes up 75.5%. The iOS App Store just represents 24.5%. Regardless of this, the App Store has helped create TikTok $435.3 million in user spending; Google Play only makes up $21.4 M.
The report wraps up:
While TikTok was on the ascent before 2020, the app has hit new levels of popularity so far this year. Its record-breaking Q1 came during a global pandemic, leading in part to an increase in downloads, engagement, and revenue. The continuous rise of TikTok gives it an ever-bigger foundation to not only enjoy success for the short-term but build for the long-term to keep competitors—both existing and emerging—at bay.