The popular video-sharing social network TikTok is not going anywhere. Amid all the speculations suggested its closure, it is just rumors and it is unlikely that the app with more than one billion users would simply shut down in 2020 as speculated.
To shed light on it, TikTok cast a shadow on bigwigs in the social networking arena such as Instagram, Snapchat, and Facebook among others and was the most downloaded app in the U.S. in September 2018 and that’s not alone. TikTok is exponentially popular in China, India, and other countries where people showcase their creativity and talent in a 15-seconds video adding special effects, sound and music and whatnot.
Earlier in October 2018, it was highly rumored that TikTok is going away, however, TikTok’s official Twitter handle made it official that they aren’t going anywhere. However, with the wildfire around its closure catching attention against in January 2020, TikTok and ByteDance have been mum about the situation although it is clear that the app isn’t going away.
The rumor caught attention when it was reported that the U.S. Navy has banned service members and soldiers from using TikTok on their government-issued phones. The app has been tagged as a cyber threat, however, it is still available across personal smartphones of army personnel and the Navy cannot ban the soldier for the same.
That should put off the rumors but instead, it caught the attention of the masses who have been posting queries and posts if TikTok is going to shut down or not. Rest assured because the app is here to stay. TikTok reportedly crossed the one billionth downloads mark in 2019 and has been downloaded more than 1.5 billion times across both Apple App Store and Google Play Store.
Last year, the app took the third position as the most-downloaded app in the United States behind Messenger and WhatsApp while Instagram and Facebook took fourth and fifth position. TikTok is hugely popular in India which is also regarded as one of the reasons behind its exponential growth.