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How did Tik Tok start?

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How did Tik Tok start?


TIK TOK is the International version of the Chinese application Douyin(Chinese version) is a Chinese social media application owned by ByteDance. Both versions have the same interface but still, they haven’t access to each other’s content.

The 20th century is an era of Personality Ethics. Everyone wants a good social image with as many followers they can have on social media platforms. 

Tik Tok provided a platform for every common person to become famous and many people succeed. 

Tik Tok is a very fascinating application among youngsters as it provides a social image as well as a source of income. Users can broadcast videos for up to 1 minute with different other features. 

How TikTok was created:

How did Tik Tok start?

Tik Tok is created by Alex and Luyu.

Before Tik Tok, they develop education purpose social network apps. With the help of this app, users can create a 3 and 5 minutes video where users can share their academic knowledge, and investors will also like this idea. For funding this project, many investors have arrived, and after the collection of money within 6 months project was created.

Unfortunately, this application is not as successful as they think. Alex and Luyu were very disappointed, but they never give up. They modify this project and change this project for entertainment purposes. Again they need investors, but due to their first failure, people not ready to invest.

So they invest the first project remaining money in this new project they try something new, and they don't want to un-successful this time.

They decided to target American teenagers for this project because American teenagers always welcome new ideas. In 2014 musically (Tik ToK) official version is launch.

The success story of Tik Tok:

How did Tik Tok start?
People who have the most followers in Tik Tok:

1. Tik Tok's official account.
2. Lisa and Lena.
3. Baby Ariel.
4. Loren Gray.
5. Kristen Hancher.

TIK TOK is the International version  Chinese application Douyin(Chinese version) is a Chinese social media application owned by ByteDance. Both versions have the same interface but still, they haven’t access to each other’s content.

The 20th century is an era of Personality Ethics. Everyone wants a good social image with as many followers they can have on social media platforms. 

Tik Tok provided a platform for every common person to become famous and many people succeed. 

Tik Tok is a very fascinating application among youngsters as it provides a social image as well as a source of income. Users can broadcast videos for up to 1 minute with different other features. 

Merger with Musical.ly

ByteDance spent the US $1 billion to buy Musical.ly application. Looking forward Tik Tok merged with Musical.ly in 2018 to launch the former on a bigger scale. In August 2018 Tik Tok was launched globally excluding China as they said China already has Douyin.


Do you know: More than 15 million new videos uploaded in Tik Tok within a day.

Tik Tok proves that no matter how much competition in the smartphone world, but if your product is right, nobody stops you from becoming successful.

Before banning in a few countries the app was at its peak. It was one of the fastest-growing apps.

Ban on Tik Tok

On June 29,2020 the Indian government announced a ban on 100+ Chinese applications amidst India – China border tensions for security concerns. The ban was a big blow to Tik Tok as by March 2020 the app had 600million plus active users from India.

Also, the US government announced a ban on Tik Tok in mid-September 2020.


Developed By   - Toutiao

OWNER – ByteDance

Released – 2016, Beijing  

CEO –  Vanessa Pappas  (2020)

Author: Araa

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