2012-ByteDance was founded
Zhang Yiming founded ByteDance in Beijing. ByteDance's core product, Toutiao, is a content platform in China and around the world.
2016-Chinese version of TikTok
2017-When the world first met TikTok
2018-Musical.ly rebranded as TikTok
2019-Over 1 billion downloads globally; temporary ban
2020-2 billion downloads to Trump's target