The Chinese application TikTok became the most downloaded mobile application in 2020 globally. At least that is what should be remembered from the information released by the Japanese medium “Nikkei Asia”. In fact, it has dethroned Facebook and many other applications like WhatsApp, Instagram and Messenger that belong to Facebook.
TikTok’s setbacks with Trump
Also according to Asian media, Telegram also occupies a good place in this ranking. It would rank seventh in a context where the study was carried out in the midst of a pandemic. It should also be remembered that TikTok occupies this place despite the pressure to which the company that publishes it has been subjected by the Trump administration. The Republican billionaire had given the Chinese company the option to sell the app to an American company within 45 days or forcibly remove it from app stores.
Remains a property of ByteDance
But the transaction never really took place. The 45-day period has been extended several times. In recent months, TikTok, which is still owned by ByteDance, has had 7 million new users in the US “TikTok has become the most downloaded application in Europe, South America and the United States”, in full swing of the pandemic related to the new coronavirus.