TikTok announced it hit 1 billion monthly active users—years earlier than Facebook
and Instagram reached that milestone—making it one of the most-used and one of
the fastest-growing social media platforms a year after its fate seemed cloudy
because of a ban imposed by the Trump administration.
TikTok took only five years to reach the 1 billion user mark, a shorter period of time
than many of its competitors. Facebook, which said this year it has 2.8 billion
monthly active users, crossed the billion mark in 2012. That’s eight years after it
launched in 2004. Instagram, which is now owned by Facebook, currently has over 1
billion users, according to its website.
It reached the 1 billion mark in 2018, eight years after launching in 2010. Youtube
says it currently has over 2 billion monthly active users, having crossed the 1 billion
mark in 2013, eight years after the company launched in 2005. Last year, Instagram
launched Reels and Youtube launched Youtube Shorts, short-form video-sharing
functions meant to directly compete with TikTok. Twitter, which launched in 2006,
has never reached 1 billion monthly active users.