TikTok crosses 2 billion downloads after ‘best quarter for any app ever’

The viral social media app TikTok has officially crossed 2 billion downloads across iOS and Android, according to new data from SensorTower. This milestone comes just five months after the app hit 1.5 billion downloads.

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Like other streaming media and social network apps, TikTok has seen a boom in new downloads and users during the COVID-19 pandemic. The app was downloaded 315 million times during Q1 2020, which is a new quarterly record. The report explains:

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.

Whereas the 2 billion downloads occurred across iOS and Android, the former continues to account for more revenue. According to Sensor Tower, TikTok generated $435.3 million in lifetime revenue from user spending on iOS, compared to $21.4 million in revenue on Android.

From a geographic standpoint, China is the No. 1 source of revenue for TikTok, followed by the United States:

China is the clear leader for using spending in TikTok, generating $331 million, or 72.3% of total revenue. The U.S. ranked No. 2, with users spending $86.5 million, or 19%, while Great Britain ranked No. 3, accumulating $9 million in revenue, or 2%.

You can read the full report from Sensor Tower here.

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