Application analytics website Sensing unit Tower reported Thursday that TikTok has actually been downloaded 1.5 billion times to date.

The short-form video clip application continues to grow, with its downloads 6% stronger than this moment in 2014.

It is the 3rd most-downloaded application beyond video gaming this year. Leadings as well as 2 are WhatsApp as well as Messenger, while four as well as 5 are the Facebook app and also Instagram.

TikTok poses a significant threat to Facebook as well as Instagram particularly.

Short-form video clip giant TikTok is still gaining traction.

According to information from analytics website Sensor Tower TikTok has actually hit 1.5 billion overall downloads throughout the Application Shop as well as Google Play. It hit 1 billion downloads in February of this year, as well as has brought in 614 million downloads up until now this year– which Sensing unit Tower notes is 6% more than this time last year.

Much of TikTok’s development has actually been driven by an explosion of individuals in India, that made up 31% of the application’s downloads. Its second-biggest market was China that made up 11.5% of downloads, then the United States with 8.2%.

TikTok is becoming an expanding danger to Facebook, especially provided its appeal with the more youthful Generation Z, a demographic Facebook aspires to recapture. Sensor Tower reports that TikTok was the third most-downloaded app behind WhatsApp as well as Carrier, however came ahead of Facebook as well as Instagram.

Basically, TikTok is the only application in the leading 5 that isn’t had by Facebook.

TikTok’s primary competitor from Facebook’s lineup of apps is Instagram, which TikTok overtook by about 238 million downloads up until now this year.

It is necessary to caution that the downloads number doesn’t imply that TikTok is larger than Instagram generally, although it’s possibly close. Instagram had one billion regular monthly active customers in 2018, recommending the number is currently higher. TikTok hit the exact same landmark in June 2019. So Instagram is possibly in advance by a narrow margin.

Facebook has actually made aware initiatives to imitate TikTok’s success. In November 2018 Facebook introduced a standalone video-sharing app called Lasso, as well as leaked sound from an internal meeting revealed that CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s strategy was to introduce Lasso in markets where TikTok did not yet have a grip, such as Mexico. BuzzFeed additionally reported that Zuckerberg invested six months in 2016trying to acquire Musical.ly, the application which would become TikTok.

Earlier this month Instagram started testing a new feature called Reels with its Brazilian customers, which was extensively viewed as a TikTok duplicate.