TikTok, a short video platform also known as Douyin in China, now has over 200 million daily active users (DAU) and more than 400 million monthly active users (MAU) in China, according to Zhang Fuping, the vice president of TikTok’s parent company ByteDance.
Compared to the DAU and MAU in June, TikTok achieved a 33 percent increase respectively.
Zhang also confirmed a rapid growth of TikTok’s global version, which had breakthroughs in over 150 countries. It topped the App Store or Google Play list by downloads in Japan, Thailand, Indonesia, Germany, France, and Russia several times, as People.cn reported.
According to a report by US research firm Sensor Tower, TikTok made a leap to the world’s most popular app, over Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, and YouTube, in the first quarter of 2018.
“The increase of users means a higher demand of social responsibility on the company,” said Zhang on the 5th World Internet Conference’s panel about eradicating poverty and hunger.
He promised that the company would use its platform and technologies, including artificial intelligence, to assist in poverty alleviation as well as explore a new poverty relief model with mobile internet features.