TikTok is the most popular social media platform in the present day. People all over the world love to use this platform and for some of the people this is the main source of pass time. TikTok gained its popularity in a very short amount of time. TikTok is the most popular app in the Google Play Store and Apple Store nowadays.
With the advancement of technology the whole world changed dramatically. The ways of entertainment have also changed with it. Nowadays people do not want to watch videos which will take a lot of time so, TikTok becomes more and more popular day by day.
TikTok is basically a platform where users can share short videos and watch the videos which are shared by other users. In TikTok a user can upload videos which have duration between 15 seconds to 3 minutes.
The journey of this mesmerizing platform back in 2016 in mainland China. Back then it was named Douyin. The literal meaning of the word Douyin is “Vibrating Sound”. Douyin got a huge popularity in a few months just after releasing. Douyin was a subsidiary of ByteDance, a multinational company of China.
After Douyin got popular, ByteDance thought that they should also release apps for Douyin and expand the area of its service. In 2017 the Douyin app was launched in the Google Play Store and Apple Store. The area of operation for the Douyin app also expanded as the apps were also launched in the neighboring countries of China.
In 2018, ByteDance decided to launch the app globally, so Douyin was merged with Musical.ly and was launched worldwide. This time the app or the platform got a new name which is ‘TikTok’.
Since the very beginning of the global launch the TikTok app has been downloaded more than 1 billion times from the Google Play Store and more than 1.5 billion times from the Apple Store. TikTok has more than 2.5 billion registered users worldwide. The annual revenue of TikTok is more than 1 billion USD.
A question can appear in anyone’s mind that how a short video sharing platform got this huge amount of success in a very short time. The answer is very simple TikTok is very easy to use and knows what the people are looking for. People nowadays do not want lengthy contents to watch.
They need something which is very much easy to handle and consumes less time. TikTok does both of these things and the contents we see on TikTok are full of quality. The consumers are getting all these things for free in one place. So, it is evident that people will surely switch from other apps to this one.
People of Sri Lanka also use TikTok and they like this app very much. There are a few TikTokers of Sri Lanka who have millions of followers on TikTok. Many people became popular just because of TikTok and now they have established themselves as social media influencers in many other platforms too.
Like the other communities the TikTokers also felt the necessity of social media groups so that they can keep in touch with all the members of their community.
The TikTok users of Sri Lanka use WhatsApp groups to communicate with all the members of their community. There are a lot of WhatsApp groups available for the Sri Lankan TikTokers.
In these groups the TikTokers talk about the TikTok platform. In every social media platform there are some bugs and issues. In these groups the members talk about the issues and how to solve them. If you are facing any issue with your account then you can seek assistance in these groups too.
These groups are very much responsive and helpful. You can also ask if you have any queries related to TikTok in these groups. There are also influencers in these groups and help the new users to get more followers by giving the new users free tips and advice.