Application analytics site Sensor Tower reported Thursday that TikTok has actually been downloaded and install 1.5 billion times to day.

The short-form video clip app continues to grow, with its downloads 6% stronger than this moment in 2014.

It is the third most-downloaded app outside of video gaming this year. Tops as well as 2 are WhatsApp and Messenger, while 4 and also 5 are the Facebook app as well as Instagram.

TikTok poses a significant threat to Facebook and also Instagram particularly.

Short-form video giant TikTok is still gaining traction.

According to information from analytics website Sensor Tower TikTok has struck 1.5 billion overall downloads across the Application Shop as well as Google Play. It struck 1 billion downloads in February of this year, and has actually raked in 614 million downloads so far this year– which Sensing unit Tower keeps in mind is 6% greater than this moment in 2015.

Much of TikTok’s growth has been driven by an explosion of customers in India, who accounted for 31% of the app’s downloads. Its second-biggest market was China that made up 11.5% of downloads, after that the United States with 8.2%.

TikTok is coming to be a growing risk to Facebook, particularly provided its popularity with the more youthful Generation Z, a market Facebook aspires to recapture. Sensor Tower reports that TikTok was the 3rd most-downloaded application behind WhatsApp and also Carrier, yet came ahead of Facebook and also Instagram.

Basically, TikTok is the only application in the leading 5 that isn’t possessed by Facebook.

TikTok’s major competitor from Facebook’s lineup of apps is Instagram, which TikTok overtook by about 238 million downloads up until now this year.

It’s important to caveat that the downloads number doesn’t indicate that TikTok is larger than Instagram on the whole, although it’s probably close. Instagram had one billion monthly energetic customers in 2018, recommending the number is now greater. TikTok struck the very same landmark in June 2019. So Instagram is most likely in advance by a slim margin.

Facebook has made mindful efforts to mimic TikTok’s success. In November 2018 Facebook launched a standalone video-sharing app called Lasso, as well as dripped sound from an internal conference showed that CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s strategy was to introduce Lasso in markets where TikTok did not yet have a footing, such as Mexico. BuzzFeed also reported that Zuckerberg spent 6 months in 2016trying to acquire Musical.ly, the app which would certainly become TikTok.

Earlier this month Instagram started checking a new feature called Reels with its Brazilian users, which was extensively regarded as a TikTok clone.