TikTok is highest trending tech topic in Google Search

TikTok takes the lead as the most downloaded app in May 2020. (AFP pic)

On a regular basis, Google compiles a list of which technology topics are being queried the most by its US users in its dedicated Search engine.

Over the past 24 hours, TikTok and the fact that it was the most downloaded app in May 2020 took the lead.

TikTok • Quiz App Store

As reported recently by the mobile app intelligence firm Sensor Tower, TikTok was the most downloaded app in the world in May 2020; in fact, from January to March the application claimed this title, which was lost just in April when Zoom took the lead.

The firm reported that the application generated US$95.7 million in user spending and was downloaded 10.6 times more than it was in May of last year.

TikTok also topped the trending tech topics thanks to a quiz that divides users into one of two categories — Alt TikTok and Straight TikTok — based on how they utilise the app.

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