TIK TOK is a social media platform for creating, sharing and discovering short music videos, think Karaoke for the digital age. The app is used by young people as an outlet to express themselves through singing, dancing, comedy, and lip-syncing.
It is owned by the Chinese technology giant ByteDance. In 2018, Bytedance consolidated the user accounts of Musical.ly and TikTok, merging the two apps into one under the name TikTok. With this unified brand and user base, the app began to increase in popularity very quickly.
The major advantage of TikTok application is that it serves as a great form of entertainment. You can get your creative juices flowing with the unfettered freedom to create anything and everything under the sun.
Recently, White House officials, who have become increasingly tough on China, have said that TikTok poses a national security threat because it could provide data about U.S. users to Beijing. With hundreds of millions of users, there is a fear that this non-U.S. application is hard to control.