Founding date

: 2016

Founding place

: Beijing, China


: 3 years ago


  • Chinese video-sharing social networking service owned by ByteDance, a company from Beijing founded in 2012 by Zhang Yiming

Founded: 2016
Founders: ByteDance
How old is TikTok in 2020? 3 years
Where was TikTok founded? Beijing, China
Headquarters: Los Angeles, California, US
Nationality: Chinese

What is TikTok? / Facts


  • The TikTok app. is used to create short dance, lip-sync, comedy, and talent videos
  • The app was launched in 2017 for iOS and Android in markets outside of China
  • ByteDance first launched Douyin for the China market in September 2016
  • TikTok and Douyin are similar to each other and essentially the same app, however they run on separate servers to comply with Chinese censorship restrictions
  • The application allows users to create short music and lip-sync videos of 3 to 15 seconds and short looping videos of 3 to 60 seconds
  • TikTok was the most downloaded app in the US in October 2018, the first Chinese app to achieve this
  • Offices - in Los Angeles, New York, London, Paris, Berlin, Dubai, Mumbai, Singapore, Jakarta, Seoul, and Tokyo
  • Stats - 23 million followers on Instagram, 150k followers on Youtube as of March 2020

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Last update: 27 March 2020
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