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According to a global survey of app downloads in 2020, the video-sharing social media app TikTok overtook Facebook as the most downloaded app.

This was the first time TikTok topped the list of social media platforms since the study was first carried out in 2018, reported Nikkei Asia, using data from App Annie.

TikTok was created in China by ByteDance and the app has overtaken Facebook, Whatsapp, Instagram, and Facebook Messenger in the number of downloads both world-wide and in the United States, according to the survey. Facebook owns Whatsapp and Instagram.

Meanwhile, TikTok announced last week that it is running a pilot on a new feature called TikTok Stories, similar to the function on Instagram.


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