TikTok Alternatives in U.S. Grow 361% After Talk of Government Ban

President Trump previously said TikTok has until September 15 to be fully owned by an American company

TikTok competitor apps grew installations by 361% since the White House threatened to remove the Chinese-owned social video app from U.S. marketplaces, according to new data from SensorTower.

The big four U.S.-based social media apps that are direct competitors to TikTok are Byte, Dubsmash, Triller and Zynn. SensorTower found that these four apps were downloaded 1.5 million times since July 27 when President Trump first made mention of banning TikTok because of its Chinese parent company ByteDance and concerns that ByteDance is misusing user information to compromise U.S. national security.

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Samson Amore

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