TikTok, a video-sharing-focused social networking service owned by Chinese company ByteDance, has reached one billion monthly active users.
“Today, we’re celebrating that mission and our global TikTok community. More than 1 billion people around the world now come to TikTok every month to be entertained as they learn, laugh, or discover something new. We’re honoured to be a home for our immensely diverse community of families, small businesses, and creators who transform into our favorite stars,”said TikTok in a statement.
TikTok hosts a variety of short-form user videos, from genres like dance, comedy, and education, with durations from 15 seconds to three minutes. It is an international version of Douyin, originally released in the Chinese market in September 2016.
“TikTok has become a beloved part of life for people around the world because of the creativity and authenticity of our creators. Our global community is remarkable in its ability to reach millions of people, across generations. From music, food, beauty and fashion to art, causes, and everything in between, culture truly starts on TikTok,”added the company.
“Whether you’re in Africa, São Paolo, Stockholm, or Seattle, we celebrate YOU – the creators who inspire us, the artists who launch chart-breaking albums, the brands who help us discover and connect with products we love, the communities who lift us up, and all the people who keep us laughing and dancing.”