TikTok, Douyin The World’s Second Most-downloaded App in 2019

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TikTok and Chinese version Douyin recorded more than 740 million downloads in 2019 across Apple's App Store and Google Play in 2019. Read More

TikTok Executive Delays Meeting with Washington Lawmakers

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Alex Zhu, the head of short video app TikTok, has cancelled meetings with several US lawmakers who raised questions about data security and censorship on the platform. Read More

TikTok Leader to Meet US Lawmakers in Washington

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The planned trip will be Zhu’s first known visit to Capitol Hill. Read More

Douyin, TikTok notch 1.5 billion downloads across iOS and Android

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TikTok is still one of the world’s most popular apps despite a deceleration in 2019. Read More

TikTok Hires Former US Congressmen to Review Content Policies Amid Scrutiny

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TikTok will hire two former US congressmen as part of an external team to review its content moderation policies, including child safety, hate speech, misinformation, and bullying. Read More

TikTok Narrows Focus to US, Japan, and India as Key Growth Markets

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TikTok has removed the UK from a group of four countries it had previously deemed strategically important. The US, Japan, and India markets have been assigned their own general managers while others only have product managers at present. Read More

Douyin and TikTok Rake in $11.7 Million in User Spending in July

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Short video app Douyin and its overseas version TikTok grossed a total of $11.7 million through in-app sales of virtual coins in July, increasing by 290% year-over-year, according to mobile app intelligence firm Sensor Tower. Read More

TikTok Faces New Round of Scrutiny in India with IT Ministry’s Query

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India’s Ministry of Electronics and IT has requested short video app TikTok respond to a query containing 24 questions about content quality, data privacy, and age restrictions. Read More

User spending in Douyin and TikTok hit new high in May

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The 120 million Indian TikTok users, however, only spent $45,000 on the app in May. Read More

INSIGHTS: TikTok’s Overseas Issues

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Given the mounting pressure on Chinese companies as they seek new markets abroad, Bytedance cannot afford to trip over their own feet as they continue their meteoric growth. Read More

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