Facebook’s CEO and co-founder, Mark Zuckerberg is said to be secretly using TikTok. According to a report, Mark Zuckerberg is using the @finkd handle which is similar to what he uses on Twitter. Keeping that aside, the @finkd account is not verified and does not have many followers whatsoever.
Zuckerberg and his company have tried again and again to emulate the popularity that is being enjoyed by TikTok, which is owned by China’s ByteDance. Quite recently, in fact, Facebook launched its own standalone app called Lasso that has features similar to TikTok’s. Meanwhile, Instagram, on the other hand, has announced Reels as a new camera tool that lets users record 15 second-long video music remixes, a lot like TikTok.
The advantage of Reels is that it is a part of Instagram which already has more than a billion users all across the globe. As of now, Reels is only available in Brazil which goes by the name of Cenas. However, the rumor has it that the app will soon be available globally.
TikTok was known as musical.ly before it was bought by ByteDance back in 2017. TikTok was bought by ByteDance for $800 million dollars and was later merged with ByteDance’s short video app Douyin.
To this date, TikTok has more than 800 million users across the globe. That’s not it, Facebook’s CEO and co-founder Mark Zuckerberg had recently made a statement where he revealed that TikTok has more users than Instagram in India.
Earlier this year, TikTok had been banned in India due to some privacy concerns. In April 2019, a state government in India banned TikTok by making allegations that the app was promoting pornography in Indian youth. With such an allegation to its name, ByteDance suffered massive losses during that period in India but later the ban was lifted from the app and it was made available again on both Google Playstore and App Store on the iOS platform.
TikTok has the backing of Softbank Group based in Japan. There is no doubt about the fact that this app is popular among teenagers and now has got another user now none other than Mark Zuckerberg.