"More than 1 billion people around the world now come to TikTok every month to be entertained as they learn, laugh, or discover something new," the company said in a blog post. "We're honored to be a home for our immensely diverse community of families, small businesses and creators who transform into our favorite stars."
As of last summer, TikTok had more than 689 million monthly active users worldwide, with more than 100 million in the US. The app saw an exponential rise in popularity amid COVID-19 lockdowns, surpassing the 2 billion global download mark early on in the pandemic. In July, TikTok rolled out the option for everyone to create .