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Tik Tok (app)

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Tik Tok
Initial releaseSeptember 2016; 4 years ago (2016-09)
    Operating systemiOS, Android
    TypeVideo sharing

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    Tik Tok (Chinese: 抖音短视频; pinyin: Dǒuyīn duǎn shìpín; literally "vibrate short video") is a music video platform and social network[1] launched in September 2016[2] by Zhang Yiming, the founder of Toutiao.[3] It enables users to choose music as a background for 15 seconds of their own short video. Tik Tok can include shaking and shivering in time to hip-hop, electronic music. The number of its daily active users reached 66 million in February 2018.[4] There were some controversies caused by Tik Tock users violating the app's rules.[5]


    Tik Tok was launched on 26 September 2016 by Zhang Yiming.[1] In January 2017, it received several million RMB of seed investment from the Toutiao Group.[6] In September 2017, it started to expand into the Indonesian market.[7] Tik Tok's parent company ByteDance purchased Musical.ly, a North American music short video social platform, for 1 billion USD in November 2017 and would merged it with Tik Tok.[8] On 23 January 2018, the app ranked No.1 among free mobile app downloads on App stores in Thailand.[9] In February 2018, Tik Tok launched the partnership with Modern Sky to monetize music.[10]


    1. 1.0 1.1 "Toutiao parent launches global competitor to musical.ly · TechNode". TechNode. 2017-09-14. Retrieved 2018-03-15.
    2. "抖音是否适合奢侈品牌?" (in 中文). ifeng.com. 22 March 2018. Retrieved 23 March 2018.
    3. "张一鸣:2018年是全球化关键年,今日头条还需要承担更多社会责任" (in 中文). sohu.com. 13 March 2018. Retrieved 23 March 2018.
    4. "一个春节便席卷全国,抖音是如何野蛮生长并成为现象级产品的?" (in 中文). sohu.com. 12 March 2018. Retrieved 23 March 2018.
    5. "How Douyin became China's top short-video App in 500 days – WalktheChat". WalktheChat. 2018-02-25. Retrieved 2018-03-15.
    6. tmtpost. "TouTiao Backs Douyin With Heavy Investment For Overseas Expansion-钛媒体官方网站". www.tmtpost.com (in 中文). Retrieved 2018-03-15.
    7. "Tik Tok, a Global Music Video Platform and Social Network, Launches in Indonesia". Retrieved 2018-03-15.
    8. "重磅!今日头条宣布将全资收购Musical.ly" (in 中文). ifeng.com. 10 November 2017. Retrieved 23 March 2018.
    9. "Tik Tok, Global Short Video Community launched in Thailand with the latest AI feature, GAGA Dance Machine The very first short video app with a new function based on AI technology". thailand.shafaqna.com. Retrieved 2018-03-15.
    10. "Douyin launches partnership with Modern Sky to monetize music" (in 中文). Retrieved 2018-03-15.

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