Who Did the First TikTok?

TikTok is a video-sharing app that has taken the world by storm. It is used by people of all ages, from teenagers to seniors, to create short videos and share them with their friends and family.

Most videos on TikTok are lip-synced or dance videos, but there are also other types of videos such as comedy skits and educational videos. With over 500 million active users monthly, TikTok has become one of the most popular social media apps in the world.

The question still remains – who did the first TikTok? The answer is that it was actually created by a Chinese company in 2016 called ByteDance.

The app was originally called Douyin in China and was designed for users to create short lip-syncing videos. It was a huge hit in China when it first launched, and it quickly became one of the most popular apps in the country.

In 2017, ByteDance merged Douyin with another popular video-sharing app called Musical.ly which was based in the United States. This new version of the app was rebranded as “TikTok” and launched globally in 2018. Since then, it has become one of the fastest growing social media platforms with millions of users worldwide.

What makes TikTok so unique is its user-friendly interface and its ability to let users create their own content easily. The app also encourages people to be creative and have fun with their videos which is why it has become so popular among teenagers and young adults.


In conclusion, ByteDance created the original version of TikTok back in 2016 under a different name (Douyin). In 2017, they merged Douyin with Musical.ly and rebranded it as “TikTok” which then went global in 2018. Since then, TikTok has grown exponentially due to its user-friendly interface and creative content opportunities for its users.