With its first appearance in 2016, e-commerce live streaming has been in explosive development period since 2019. Its GMV in 2019 reached 451.29 billion yuan, increasing by 200.4% YoY and accounting for 4.5% of the overall online shopping market in China. With a huge room for growth, it is expected to maintain a high growth […]
TikTok / Douyin App Trends & Insights
TikTok, a.k.a. Douyin in China, is a leading short video app owned by ByteDance. In reality, TikTok and Douyin are two separate apps for different markets; Douyin is for China launched in 2016 while TikTok for English speaking markets, launched in 2017.
The platform allows users to share 15-second short lip-sync, comedy, and talent videos. It has become a key platform for both marketing and e-commerce professionals.
ByteDance acquired a similar mobile app musical.ly in November 2017 at $1 billion and merged it with TikTok, the international version of Douyin in August 2018.
In addition to commercializing TikTok with e-commerce capabilities, ByteDance is also building a mini program ecosystem on TikTok.
Each of the biggest influencer community platforms, including Weibo, Douyin (TikTok’s Chinese version), Kuaishou (Kwai’s Chinese version), and Xiaohongshu, has its own characteristics and features, which also come from the differences in terms of KOL follower bases. Top 10,000 KOLs by Total Followers Weibo: after years of operation and user retention, all of the Top […]
Douyin (Chinese version of TikTok; referred as TikTok below) has a GMV target of 200 billion yuan for its live-streaming e-commerce channel in 2020 according to Chinese media 36Kr. In 2017, after the overnight success of TikTok, its parent company ByteDance immediately developed its e-commerce advertising system “Luban”, and officially integrated in June 2018 the […]
BrandZ released its Chinese brands of Top 50 Global Brands list for 2020. Huawei is ranked as the top global brand from China, followed by Lenovo, Alibaba, ByteDance, and Xiaomi.
Douyin, TikTok’s China native app, saw its monthly active users increased to 518 million in March 2020, an increase of 14.7% YoY. And, the average monthly usage hours increased to 28.5 hours, an increase of 72.7% YoY. The female user ratio on the TikTok platform increased to 57% in March 2020 from 41% a year […]
The four mobile social platforms favored by brands in China to plant a seed in consumers’ minds driving brand awareness and sales are no doubt TikTok (Douyin app), Kuaishou (Kwai), Bilibili, and Xiaohongshu (RED). Take a quick overview of the four apps on time usage, user growth, and their downstream shopping platforms (Taobao, Pinduoduo, JD, […]
Boundaries for content creators in China are disappearing. Their means of creation and background are diversifying. Thanks to the lowered barrier for distribution, now everyone can be a content creator, making the content area more diverse and colorful. On Douyin, fashion, relationship, food, and talent show categories are witnessing saturation; still opportunities in the field […]
The number of Blue V accounts, corporate verified accounts with at least 1 post in the past 30 days, reached 158,000 on TikTok, 11.19 times compared to the same period last year, according to data collected by CaasData. TikTok Verified Corporate Accounts Culture & Art related accounts are still the majority among Blue V accounts, […]
Internet traffic driven by short videos has become the new battlefield for many players in China. Content marketing enabled by short videos and live streaming has become an integral part of brand marketing, communication, sales, and operation strategies. Take a look at China’s short-video market status and be aware of differences between the top 2 […]
TikTok, known as Douyin in China, announced a new record for its daily active users (DAUs). Its DAU has exceeded 400 million in January 2020, an increase of 60% YoY. Its contents go beyond entertainment; 14.89 million education videos were created in 2019. The top creators are located in Shanghai, Beijing, and the three northeastern […]
ByteDance-owned TikTok and UC Browser (Alibaba) top App Annie‘s most downloaded app list in 2010s, ranking the 7th and 8th respectively.
Short video penetration exceeded 70% in Q3 2019 with 810 million active users in Sep. The growth is still strong with about 25% YoY increase in MAU. ByteDance dominates China’s short video segment with three mobile apps – TikTok (Douyin), Xigua, and Huoshan with a total penetration of 72.1% in Sep 2019. Kuaishou and Baidu […]
In addition to Tencent’s WeChat, Baidu, and Ant Financial’s Alipay, many other large Chinese Internet companies have been taking actions in building their mini-program ecosystems. QQ (Tencent) introduced the “One-click Comment” function and managed to explored new sources of traffic. Alipay introduced the “Comment after Payment” function. WeChat (Tencent) introduced the Notification Subscription and Industry […]
The revenues of China’s short video market grew by over 7 times to 46.7 billion yuan (US$6.6 bn) in 2018. It’s expected to continue the fast growth and exceed 100 billion yuan (US$14.16 bn) in 2019 and 211 billion yuan (US$29.87 bn) by 2021.
The top growing mobile app saw the largest increase in monthly active users in Jun 2019. Time spent on short video apps continued fast growth. The most frequently used apps by the average number of daily opens are social networking apps and short video apps. The top growing mobile app categories in terms of monthly […]