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TikTok Focused Apps Receive Over 1.3 Billion Downloads

By this point it’s fair to say that TikTok is certainly one of the biggest social media platforms in the world, rivaling established names like Facebook and posing a very real competitive threat to them. This is especially impressive when you take into account the fact that no one even knew what TikTok was just a few years ago, and now the app has become so huge that there are hundreds of apps that seek to attract TikTok users by offering features that they might find useful.

These include video editors and downloaders, as well as analytics apps. That makes sense because TikTok has become an influencer hub as of late, and an app that’s designed to help you edit videos specifically for TikTok could prove useful. Another aspect of the over 900 TikTok adjacent apps that have come about recently involves its competitors, although they are a relatively small part of the overall ecosystem with TikTok video downloaders dominating this category by a pretty large margin.

Another astounding statistic is that these apps that hope to capitalize on TikTok’s massive surge in popularity have received a combined 1.3 billion downloads so far. That’s remarkable when you consider that TikTok has been so successful that it’s spawned basically an entire app ecosystem that is independent of any other apps or services.

With all of that having been said and now out of the way, it is important to note that the ship might have sailed for those that are hoping to use this as an opportunity to make a TikTok adjacent app of their own. There are fewer new apps in this ecosystem each year, something that was inevitable when you consider how saturated the market was fast becoming.

The influence of TikTok is more or less unprecedented in the world of apps, and most attempts by competitors to create TikTok clones have failed to capture any kind of real popularity among users. TikTok has a highly dedicated user base, one that is committed to the platform and would be eager to try out apps that can help improve their experience and allow them to better enjoy the app. Hence, there is a chance that we might see more apps enter this ecosystem, and this really captures the fact that TikTok is at the very center of the cultural zeitgeist that might define the 2020s in the decades to come.


H/T: ST.

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