With the deadly COVID-19 spreading like wildfire across the World, TikTok has crossed over a billion downloads on Google Play Store. According to Android Police, the Chinese-based short video sharing app has created tremors by clocking over a billion downloads, which is a significant milestone within less than one year. Nowadays, students are trying to find out innovative ways to show their creative skills and TikTok seems to be working for them.
The main reason for the popularity of the TikTok is the increased usage because of the lockdowns imposed by various counties to combat COVID-19. In India, we are going through a 21-day lockdown, which is most likely to be extended till April 30 with relaxations.
TikTok has garnered a reputation among youths and students because of its ability to create innovative videos during the current lockdown period. Going forward, the popularity of the TikTok app will continue to increase manifold because of the closure of schools and colleges. It is unlikely that educational institutions will open during the lockdown time.
TikTok competes with Facebook’s Lasso, Instagram and LIKE app. You will be able to create and stream short-form videos that are lip-synced with popular songs and movie dialogs. However, the apps were also being used dangerously by people, who are ultimately getting killed during the shooting process. The TikTok was one of the most-downloaded free apps on the Play Store and the graph is climbing up as per the analytics.
The popularity of the TikTok infers that the video platform currently serves as a reliable entertainment tool for billions of people worldwide because of the lockdown. People are confined inside the four walls of their houses and the usage of TikTok will be a great time pass during the extended lockdown.
The video-sharing platform is currently serving as a perfect tool for entertainment for people who are currently under lockdown due to COVID-19. Recently, TikTok announced that they are reducing the stream quality to reduce the valuable Internet bandwidth. The company has taken precautionary measures to prevent their servers from being overloaded due to the aggressive use of the TikTok app.
It has been a roller coaster ride for TikTok for the past one year. In the past, the Government of India had banned the app for a short period because the app encouraged pornography. Moreover, the company was accused of stealing data related to kids including the removal of content critical of the Chinese government.
Interestingly, the company recently contributed medical equipment worth Rs 100 crore for India to fight against COVID-19. The company also established a strategic partnership with WHO on Information Program related to COVID-19.