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TikTok surpasses 2 billion downloads: "the best quarter ever for an app", according to Sensor Tower

Like other apps and networks that connect people, TikTok has directly benefited from confinement as a preventive measure against coronavirus globally

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  • India is the number one country when it comes to TikTok downloads to date;
  • The vast majority of downloads were made through the Google Play Store (75.5% of the total).

The social video app TikTok, from ByteDance, has been downloaded more than 2 billion times globally on the App Store and Google Play in the first quarter of 2020, according to Sensor Tower Store Intelligence estimates.

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“The latest milestone comes just five months after TikTok surpassed 1.5 billion downloads. In Q1 2020, it generated the most downloads for any app ever in a quarter, accumulating more than 315 million installs across the App Store and Google Play,” stressed Sensor Tower in its blog post.

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Like other apps and networks that connect people, TikTok has directly benefited from confinement as a preventive measure against coronavirus globally.

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According to Sensor Tower data, India has been the biggest driver of TikTok installs, with 611 million lifetime downloads to date (30.3% of the total), followed by China (196.6 million or 9.7% of all downloads), and the United States (165 million installs, or 8.2%).

The vast majority of downloads were made through the Google Play Store (75.5% of the total).