TikTok Goes Viral


By: Adriana Andux

Do you have TikTok? Many seem to have this popular social media format. TikTok has blown-up the past year. 

TikTok ranked as the topmost downloaded app in Apple’s iOS App Store for 2019, with more than 33 million downloads. 41 percent of TikTok users are aged between 16 and 24. This social media is very popular among young adults and teens

TikTok has 50 million active users worldwide. Many enjoy how fun it is to just simply do the popular TikTok dances. Others use it to try to get popular, but no matter the use there is no doubt about how popular TikTok has become in recent months. Some people who use TikTok (Also known as ”TikTokers”) have gone viral. Some of these people include Charli d’amelio, Dixie D’Amelio, and Chase Hudson just to name a few–but there are plenty more.  

I went around the school and asked students some questions about TikTok. One of the questions was “What do you like about TikTok?” One student said, “I like it, because you can be creative on TikTok.” Others said they simply enjoyed doing the fun dances that are “trending.” Most enjoyed being able to share these short fun videos with friends. Another one of the questions that I asked was “Do you recommend TikTok to others, and why?” Josefina, a 7th grade student, said “I would [recommend it] because it’s amazing.” Another student said, “Yes, because it helps you connect with people and it’s funny.” Many highly recommend the app to others. The main reason people seem to recommend the app is because it is very easy and enjoyable to use. 

When it comes to TikTok usage, most people spend roughly 52 minutes on TikTok per day. Either making videos themselves or watching other people’s videos. As of 2019, TikTok is available in 155 countries. It’s also available in 75 languages. This covers a large part of the population. People all around the world are able to use to use this social media platform. Millions go on to the app daily. 

TikTok has gotten bigger than even some of the more popular social media platforms such as Twitter and Snap-Chat. There is no doubt that TikTok has gone viral.