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Tiktok beats Google as most visited website in 2021

In September, Tiktok announced it had 1 billion monthly active users.

In Summary

• In September, Tiktok announced it had 1 billion monthly active users, which happened years earlier for Facebook and Instagram.

• A few months ago, the company was threatened with a US business ban under the Trump administration, citing national security concerns, which would have pushed the app into American Ownership.

Tiktok loads on a phone
Tiktok loads on a phone
Image: MARGARET WANJIRU

Chinese short video application found in play and apple store, Tiktok, has ranked first in the 2021 most visited website list, according to web security and performance company Cloud flare.

The app which is owned by Beijing based ByteDance ranked 7th last year and was the only Chinese app that ranked among the top 10.

Tiktok has beaten its competitors like Facebook, YouTube and Twitter which are the most common social media sites.

A few months ago, the company was threatened with a US business ban under the Trump administration, citing national security concerns, which would have pushed the app into American Ownership.

US president Joe Biden dropped the ban in June but called for a broader review.

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In September, Tiktok announced it had 1 billion monthly active users, which happened years earlier for Facebook and Instagram.

In Kenya, Azziad Nasenya Wafula who is an actress, content creator, media host and social media personality is popularly known as Kenya's TikTok Queen who has been active since 2019.

Although it is still growing in Kenya, parents are a little concerned about the addictive nature of the app.

Amon Oduor, 25, told the Star’s Margaret Wanjiru, that he was a little sceptical before downloading the application this year but now it is his favourite app.

“I love that it doesn’t have ads like Facebook and IG, you get entertainment on a loop, depending on what you love,” Oduor said.

“I can stay on the app for hours because it is entertaining, I love anime and comedy, so the app recommends such videos for me. I don’t post there but I majorly use it for entertainment.”

Oduor said his friends post content there, which he also follows.

“Am big when it comes to creativity, within a few seconds in Tiktok, you can learn how to do things, be educated, have fun and get inspired, so am for it,” he said.

Edited by D Tarus