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 […]
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.
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 […]
Tencent has the highest internet user penetration of 97.3% in China in September 2019, followed by Alibaba, Baidu, and ByteDance. But, ByteDance saw the largest increase of 18.6% YoY in internet user penetration.
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 […]
Earlier this month, ByteDance announced that as of July 2019, the company’s total DAU has exceeded 700 million, with a total MAU of more than 1.5 billion. TikTok contributed 320 million DAU to the overall success. With a huge user base in a market like China, it’s not surprising to see ByteDance’s ambition and efforts […]
Vlog has become the new theme of user growth competition on several video platforms in China. One of the new players who recently joined the arena is iQiyi. iQiyi, whose main content is professional copyright videos such as movies, TV dramas and variety shows, has recently launched a Vlog application called “iQiyi Suike”, which is […]
The young Chinese consumers tend to focus on the quality of life and sense of ritual. They emphasize emotional consumption such as spirituality, entertainment, and lifestyle. They desire to try new and cool things resulting in the rising of popular online shop and travel places. China Everbright Bank Credit Card Center has a keen insight […]
TikTok signed a 7-billion yuan agreement with Taobao including 6 billion yuan ads and 1 billion yuan commission according to leaked news online. TikTok denied the accuracy of those numbers but the news got the attention of many in the e-commerce market.
After Haidilao’s tomato beef soup, CoCo’s sugar-free milk tea and Answer Tea’s fortune-telling tea, TikTok, the best-seller maker, helped another food product gain enormous Internet popularity – the “TikTok” half-baked cake bubble milk tea. This milk tea was designed by TikTok and Happy Lemon together. Oreo, half-baked cheese and chocolate crumbs are blended in the […]
In Part 1, we saw the platform comparison; this article will show a comparison of social relationship, user behavior, KOL content categories and their marketing value, and top 10 sectors of advertisers. 1. Comparison of social relationship intensity KOLs on Tik Tok connect to users through contents rather than as individuals. Tik Tok’s main feature […]
As two representative platforms of the short video market in China, Kwai (Kuaishou) and Tik Tok have always been the focus of attention and discussion in the industry. In people’s established view, Kwai and Tik Tok are different as Kwai is more bound with the mass while Tik Tok maintains more taste; while Kwai focuses […]
The short video has penetrated into 62.2% of Chinese internet users with an average DAUs of 313.2 million as of December 2018. Tik Tok retained its top position, followed by Kuaishou. Market penetration of short video kept growing momentum in the past year and reached 62.2%, an increase of 76.7% year-on-year. The average DAUs was […]