TikTok was downloaded more than Facebook and Messenger in 2019
Well over 700 million people downloaded TikTok in 2019, according to Sensor Tower.
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The worldwide No. 1 app was WhatsApp, with over 850 million downloads, likely buoyed by its popularity in India. (TikTok too was helped by the ultra-populated country, as Sensor Tower said 45% of its first-time downloaders were in India.) WhatsApp's growth in the fourth quarter of 2020 was up 39% over the previous quarter, Sensor Tower noted.
These suspicions haven't led to a blacklisting, as in the case of Huawei. But the US Army has banned TikTok from use on government
following guidance from the Pentagon. Earlier, the US Navy banned the Chinese app from government-issued mobile devices because of cybersecurity concerns.
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