TikTok has crossed more than 150 crores downloads on Google Play and App Store, as per data by a research firm Sensor Tower. The report estimates TikTok continues to be one of the world's most popular apps. In 2018, TikTok garnered 65.58 crores installs and became the fourth most-downloaded non-gaming app worldwide. TikTok has reached 61.4 crore installs so far this year, registering 6 per cent growth over the same period last year. It remains to be seen whether TikTok surpasses last year's total.
Currently, TikTok is the third most-downloaded non-gaming app of 2019, followed by WhatsApp. With 70.74 crores installs so far this year, WhatsApp is the most-downloaded non-gaming app this year, followed by Messenger with 63.62 crores installs. So far this year, Facebook is the fourth most-downloaded non-gaming app worldwide with 58.7 crores installs, followed by Instagram with 37.62 crores app installs.
With 31 per cent of installs, India market has been the driving force behind TikTok's global success. TikTok sees around 46.68 crores installs from India. Following India, China has generated the second-highest downloads for TikTok, accounting for 17.32 crores (11.5 per cent). The United States ranks number 3m generating 12.38 crores downloads(8.2 per cent).
So far in 2019, India has also been the fastest-growing market for TikTok with 27.76 crores installs (45 per cent of global installs). As per Sensor Tower, that figure also represents 59.5 per cent of lifetime TikTok downloads in India market. In 2019, China has so far generated the second-largest amount of downloads with 4.55 crores (7.4 per cent of global installs), while the U.S. is number 3 with 3.76 crore installs (about 6 per cent of global installs).
"Lifetime user spend in TikTok has hit $175 million worldwide across the App Store and Google Play. This has largely been driven by Chinese users, who have spent $84.5 million in the app, or 48.3 per cent of all revenue. The U.S. was No. 2 for revenue, accounting for $62.4 million, or 35.7 per cent, while Great Britain was No. 3 with $6.9 million, or 3.9 per cent," Sensor Tower said in its blog post.