TikTok’s Lite App Bags Over 12 Million Downloads

TikTok has been in the market for quite a while now and has been able to reach out to the smartphones of short video lovers. The rise of TikTok users has paved way to the global expansion of this brand. However, last year in 2018, the company launched “TikTok Lite” app that has always grabbed the attention of users across the globe. Other applications like Facebook and Snapchat have not been left out when it comes to imitating the features of TikTok. Two new applications have been launched with similar names Lite and “lite” with both being TikTok’s lighter versions as their names suggest.


TikTok’s lite app with lowercase “l” took the market by storm

Thailand witnessed the launch of the first “lite” app of Tiktok on August 6, 2018. However, its popularity leaped in the Asian countries including the likes of Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, and Vietnam. TikTok lovers ended up downloading this lite app more than 5 million times since its launch. This has further given rise to a significant number of users that have signed up recently.

Countries likes Russia, India, and Brazil seemed to love this silently launch app but TikTok had some other plans. The company launched yet another Lite app in the next couple of months, this time with an uppercase L.

Hike in Tiktok’s popularity after second Lite app

This company launched the new Lit app on November 1, 2018 and because of the massive markets like India, it became a hit. Over 7.1 million downloads were reported by Sensor Tower and increasing popularity in Indian youth is a significant reason.

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Over 12 million downloads in 15+ non-Asian countries

You can easily recognise the new app by the spelling as it’s l is in uppercase. People, mostly youngsters, from countries like

  • Brazil
  • Ecuador
  • Angola
  • El Salvador
  • Egypt
  • Costa Rica
  • Algeria
  • Russia
  • South Africa
  • Ghana
  • Dominican Republic
  • Guatemala
  • Tunisia
  • Kenya
  • Nigeria

have downloaded this new version.

TikTok has not focused much on the marketing part of the applications but nevertheless both have crossed 12M+ download in total. Such lighter versions of mobile applications are handy when a user is concerned about the mobile data. Additionally, there is relatively lesser RAM requirement of a lighter version of an application. TikTok Lite or lite you say. Getting in the eyes of those who’ve just gotten an interest in such short clip making.

All in all, the application has seen an unprecedented growth because of these Lite versions. Even in 2019, the rise of TikTok users is seemingly high, while the application is capturing untouched markets. It’s parent company, ByteDance hails from China and has pooled billions in the success of TikTok as a platform.

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