TikTok is expected to earn $3.8 billion, surpassing YouTube and occupying the top spot in the world!


TikTok’s influence has grown dramatically

Monthly active users overtake Amazon

Recently, App Annie released an annual evaluation report on downloads and revenue of major applications, which highlights TikTok’s influence and dominance in the field.

According to App Annie data, TikTok ranks second in the consumer app spending list, and the video editing software CapCut (TikTok editing tool) tops the breakthrough download list, becoming the most downloaded app in the world. In addition, in the monthly active users list, TikTok ranked 4th, catching up with Amazon, shopee and Facebook (Meta).

It is reported that CapCut was launched globally in April 2020 and has now ranked first in just one year. It can be seen that the influence of TikTok is obvious.

In addition to promoting the popularity of its own products, TikTok has also influenced other social media companies to launch short video functions one after another.

According to the seller’s home, MX TakaTak and Moj, two major mobile applications, imitated TikTok and launched the short video function after TikTok was banned in India, becoming a substitute for TikTok in India; Twitter launched a new exploration experiment to display its videos. Switch to TikTok’s model; Instagram is also now testing a new vertical format for Stories.

Meanwhile, Pinterest’s Idea Pins are increasingly TikTok-like, and Snapchat’s Spotlight already uses a full-screen, swipeable user interface.

The TikTok style has become a trend today, and at least until Meta takes over, users are willing to immerse themselves in a fully immersive short video environment.


Estimated revenue of $3.8 billion

tiktok occupies the top of the income list

According to App Annie data, tiktok occupies the top position in consumer app spending, both globally and in the US and UK.

It can be seen that TikTok’s year-on-year increase is also the largest in terms of overall app spending.

Meanwhile, according to the latest Sensor Tower report, global consumer spending on apps is expected to reach $133 billion in 2021, up 19.7% from $111.1 billion in 2020. TikTok’s revenue for the first 11 months of 2021 was $2 billion, up 67% from $1.2 billion in the same period last year.

Sensor Tower predicts that by the end of this year, TikTok will reach $2.3 billion in revenue, bringing its lifetime total to $3.8 billion, making it the highest-grossing app in the world in 2021.

The report also said that TikTok will be fourth in Google Play revenue, but will remain the leader in App Store revenue.

As we all know, tiktok short videos cannot be inserted, so the conversion of revenue depends largely on its creators and the transaction capabilities of e-commerce and brands. According to the development trend of more than 1 billion monthly active users, it is reasonable for tiktok to become the highest-paid application in the world.

No matter in terms of downloads or revenue, TikTok continues to maintain its rising strength. In terms of platform influence and status, TikTok is likely to become the largest social platform we know.