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Technology TikTok hits 1.5 billion downloads, report says

03:20  16 november  2019
03:20  16 november  2019 Source:   cnet.com

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TikTok has passed 1 . 5 billion downloads worldwide on the App Store and Google Play, according to a Thursday report from mobile intelligence firm China ranks second for most downloads , at over 173 million, though that number doesn't include installs from third-party Android stores, Sensor Tower says .

TikTok , the short-video making app, has crossed the 1 . 5 billion downloads mark from the Play Store and Earlier this year, a report published by SensorTower suggested Tiktop surpassed the mark of a billion SensorTower says the app has been downloaded 614 million times this year, six percent

TikTok has passed 1.5 billion downloads worldwide on the App Store and Google Play, according to a Thursday report from mobile intelligence firm Sensor Tower. The social video app is currently the third most downloaded non-gaming app of the year, after WhatsApp at No. 1 and Messenger at No. 2, according to the firm. Facebook and Instagram rank in fourth and fifth place, respectively, the survey says.

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So far in 2019, TikTok has had 614 million downloads, which is 6% more than it had the same time last year, according to the survey. The app passed the 1 billion threshold in February.

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Around 663 million downloads of the app were made in 2018. The app is particularly prominent in The milestone figure of one billion includes the TikTok lite app version and regional variations. In the same week as it reported hitting the one billion mark, the app was fined .7 million by the Federal

TikTok was the fourth most downloaded non-gaming app in the world last year, hitting 655.8 million unique installs. It took slightly more than seven months for the app to grow from 500 million to 1 billion global downloads . India has been the main driver of TikTok downloads across the App Store

India leads the pack worldwide with just over 466 million downloads of TikTok on the App Store and Google Play, the report says. China ranks second for most downloads, at over 173 million, though that number doesn't include installs from third-party Android stores, Sensor Tower says. The US sits in third place at just over 123 million downloads.

TikTok, which has faced concerns that it could pose a threat to national security, didn't immediately respond to a request for comment.

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TikTok report says China didn't request user info in the first half of 2019 .
In its first-ever transparency report, TikTok claims it didn't receive any user information requests from the Chinese government in the first half of 2019. Instead, the majority of both legal and government-related requests came from India. In all, TikTok says it fielded 107 legal requests related to 143 Indian accounts, and provided authorities with user information in 47 percent of cases. Following India, TikTok received the most user information requests from American authorities. In the US, it got 79 requests related to 255 accounts, and went on to share information in 86 percent of cases. In third was Japan, where authorities requested information 35 times.

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