According to digital analytics company App Annie, TikTok was the world’s most downloaded app in 2020, overthrowing Facebook Messenger.
TikTok is the only non-Facebook app to make the global top five downloads list.
Seven of the top ten most downloaded apps in the world in 2020 were developed in the United States, with Facebook owning four of them.
WhatsApp, Instagram, and Facebook Messenger, as well as the company’s flagship Facebook app, were among the top five most downloaded apps in the world.
TikTok’s popularity persisted even after former US President Donald Trump attempted to ban it in the United States.
Since 2018, Facebook-owned apps have held the top spot, and the company continues to top the chart.
It was revealed last week that TikTok is testing a new disappearing videos feature similar to Snapchat.
TikTok Stories users will be able to view content posted by accounts they follow for 24 hours before it is deleted.