President Alvi is now on China’s TikTok
by Tahir Ali
ISLAMABAD, July 17 (Gwadar Pro) - While TikTok, a Chinese video-sharing app, is gaining popularity with each passing day, Pakistan’s President Dr. Arif Ali announced his entry to the social media platform on Friday by posting his first video.
“The President of Pakistan is now on TikTok! To spread the message of positivity & motivation for the youth of Pakistan, we will keep pushing inspiring videos for the TikTok users,” reads a message posted on his official Twitter account.
The TikTok username of Mr. Alvi is @PresofPakistan. He has shared his first 26-second video from his official TikTok account; the theme of the video is “hope”.
“I am a dreamer of Pakistan who sees a Ray of Hope in everything; it is no more dawn; it is no more early morning; it’s coming close to midday; take interest this is your country to build and it is ready---“, Dr. Alvi said in his first TikTok video.
In 14 hours, 1443 people watched the first video of Dr. Alvi and it has received 261 likes.
TikTok, known as Douyin in China is one of the most popular platforms in the world. Initially released in September 2016, TikTok is owned by Chinese Company ByteDance.
TikTok recently hit the milestone of three billion downloads worldwide. It has been downloaded on several platforms e.g., TikTok has been downloaded more than a billion times on the Google Play Store alone. It is the fifth-largest non-gaming application in the world with over three billion downloads.
Like the rest of the world, TikTok is one of the most popular social media platforms in Pakistan. According to an estimate, the Chinese video-sharing platform had 33 million users in the first quarter of 2021.