In recent news you may have heard that TikTok is being reviewed by the US government and could possibly be removed from the US app stores soon.
Some context: I have a 1.2 million following on TikTok. I promote byte regularly on this account and have a message in my videos every post to download byte. I made one advertisement on tiktok that rose byte to #34 on the app store. People are familiar with this and I get a steady amount of activity on byte from people hopping over. (this is not a flex post it’s necessary info)
Recently I woke up to about +70 new followers on byte with a bunch of activity on all my posts as well as a ton of activity on instagram and other platforms. I was confused and saw byte was #85 on the stores and a lot of users are experiencing a lot of activity.
I was curious so I asked a couple of people and got the same response from everyone:
People are freaking out about the potential shutdown of TikTok and jumping to every platform their favorite creators are on. Byte isn’t even being promoted that much other than being mentioned in a couple of videos. I did not think that just the mention of the shutdown of TikTok would have such an influx of users on other platforms, but we need to act now!
Let people know there’s an alternative to TikTok. It’s rising on the app stores and we need to make everyone feel welcome. Keep creating and keep posting.