Google has lost its first spot as the world’s most popular site. It has been taken over by the most popular social media app TikTok. Yes, you read that right! TikTok is now the world’s most popular website.
According to the study by Cloudflare, in 2021, TikTok was the most popular website globally. In 2020, Google was the No. 1 spot, while TikTok came in at No. 7.
After that, things were changed with Google, Facebook, Microsoft, and Apple, all of the rankings were pushed down.
TikTok is Now The World’s Most Popular Website
Many other websites like Ecosia, DuckDuckGo, and Bing have tried taking over this spot. Unfortunately, they were not successful. Microsoft had craftily set Bing as its default browser. In spite of this, they could not overshadow Google’s popularity.
The rankings show that TikTok is on the top spot in February, March, and June in 2021. And since August, it is in the number one position.
Last year, Google was at the first spot, and other sites like TikTok, Amazon, Apple, Facebook, Microsoft, and Netflix were in the list of top 10.
The list of 10 most popular websites in 2021 are:-
In September, TikTok reported 1 billion monthly active users, meaning around 21% of global users who have internet access to this site. This means TikTok has overtaken other social media platforms like Facebook, Whatsapp, and Instagram.
With the video-sharing app, people are spending more time watching funny videos rather than checking emails or doing other work.
TikTok has become popular because of its short-form memes, pranks, and vlogs. With such short videos, people enjoy their time.
The reason for the surge in TikTok’s popularity is due to the Covid-19 pandemic, as everyone was stuck at home because of lockdowns.