More People Downloaded this Mobile App Last Month than Facebook, Instagram, or Snapchat

TikTok app downloads actually surpassed established rivals Facebook, Snapchat, and Instagram last month, showing signs of increasing popularity…

There’s a new player on the social media scene. And, it accumulated more mobile installs than incumbents Facebook, Instagram, and Snapchat in the United States. The upstart is TikTok and it’s user base is rapidly growing, according to Apptopia.

TikTok App Downloads Top Facebook, Instagram, and Snapchat in October 2018

For those who are unfamiliar with TikTok, they might know it by its previous name, Musical.ly. Even if that’s not the case, TikTok is a short-video social platform enhanced by music. (The app even supports live broadcasting.)

And, it’s becoming more and more popular. Acquired by Chinese company Bytedance last year, it’s gained more than 30 million just over the past three months. During the same period monthly active users have risen from 100 million to over 130 million. 

Furthermore, since it merged with Musical.ly US downloads have grown by 25 percent. Additionally, global installs have increased by 20 percent over the same time frame.

The app continues to catch on because of what it offers. And, it’s most popular among Android device owners. In fact, 80 percent of all user sessions occur on Android. What’s more, daily active users have risen by 67 percent over the past six months.

Bill Boyles

Bill is a freelance writer who covers a wide range of topics, including apps, social media, and search.