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India becomes top download market for TikTok

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BANGALORE -- In little less than two years, India has become the largest market for Chinese social video app TikTok, which has seen 1.5 billion downloads globally. According to a report by mobile intelligence company Sensor Tower, Indians accounted for 466.8 million downloads of the TikTok app, amounting to a third of the total.

The report said that in 2019 so far, TikTok had 614 million downloads, 6% up on 2018. Indians have downloaded the short video app 277.6 million times, accounting for 45% of its total global installations this year. Surprisingly, China is trailing with 45.5 million downloads this year, or 7.4% of the total, while the U.S. is its third biggest market with 37.6 million downloads, or about 6%.

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