Why is TikTok so popular?
First, it was because of how simple it was when it came to sharing. The most effective growth driver for TikTok was its easy sharing to other platforms. Douyin integrated sharing with QQ, Weibo, and WeChat.
In the international app, TikTok made it easy to share videos through phone’s messaging system, WhatsApp, Facebook, Messenger, Instagram, Instagram Stories, Email, and QR codes. You can even download the video and do whatever you want with it – no other social media app allows you to do that.
What’s clever about it is the fact that TikTok users can use its video editing functionality and share their work with followers or friends on whichever platform they use more frequently. Since all videos are watermarked, they bring new users in who also want to try it out.
Also, part of TikTok’s global success are people with a large following and celebrities who joined the platform early on. Among those, you could see Jimmy Fallon, who mentioned the app on his show, or Tony Hawk, the famous pro skater.