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A mini-music-video social network from China is now the most popular iPhone app in the world

45 million

Chinese mini-music-video social network Douyin was the most popular iPhone app in the world in the first quarter, reaching over 45 million downloads, said research firm Sensor Tower.

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45 million

Developed by Beijing-based tech firm Bytedance, Douyin snagged the top spot from WhatsApp. The application can be found on 14% of smartphones in China.

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45 million

Launched in 2016, Douyin lets users create and share “musical selfies,” videos that last 15 seconds with songs and effects like looping and shivering.

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