TikTok is DOWN! Users around the world report video likes have reset to zero and some fear this is the end of the app
- TikTok seems to be down for tens of thousands of users across the globe
- The outage occurred around 2pm ET with over 17,000 users reporting issues
- It appears all video likes reset to zero, with some users losing thousands
- Users have erupted into a frenzy as some rely on the app as a means of income
- However, others fear this may be the end of TikTok altogether
If all your video likes on TikTok reset to zero, you are not alone.
Tens of thousands of users across the globe are experiencing issues with the popular video sharing app.
Videos with thousands of likes are now shown with just zero, sparking a frenzy on Twitter where users have flocked to share their frustrations.
However, some have raised concerns that TikTok may have completely shut down, as there has been rumors in the past that it would one-day come to an end.
Shortly after reports surfaced, TikTok addressed the outage on Twitter: ‘Hi TikTok community! We’re aware that some users are experiencing app issues – working to quickly fix things, and we’ll share updates here!’
Tens of thousands of users across the US and parts of Europe are experiencing issues with the popular video sharing app. The most noticeable problem is all video likes have been reset to zero
The outage seems to have started around 2pm ET, with more than 17,000 users reporting issues on Downdetector, a site that monitors outages for online sites, services and apps.
The issues first arose in parts of the US and UK, but quickly affect users around the world.
Users are sharing the issues on Twitter, with many noting all of their likes are gone, while others believe TikTok has been officially banned.
Others reported issues logging into their accounts or even losing their profile altogether.
However, some have raised concerns that TikTok may have completely shut down, as there has been rumors in the past that it would one-day come to an end
Many users were confused to see their thousands of video likes were reset to zero
A user wrote on Downdetector: ‘guess it’s time to say bye bye to TikTok.’
Although all likes have disappeared, users still have comments left by other members.
Rumors that the popular app is shutting down has been circulating the web for years.
One instance occurred in 2018, when a tweet appearing to be from the verified TikTok profile surfaced bluntly that the app would be shutting down on October 26, 2018.
The screenshot said: ‘TikTok will be shutting down on October 26, 2018. Due to the negativity going on our network. It was fun while it lasted. A big thank you from everyone at TikTok!’
Although all likes have disappeared, users still have comments left by other members. Rumors that the popular app is shutting down has been circulating the web for years
TikTok allows its users to publish short-form mobile videos and showcase their creativity to the apps 800 million members. With the outage, many users felt lost without being able to use the app
And just this past January, the social media giant was again said to pull the plug on its service.
TikTok allows its users to publish short-form mobile videos and showcase their creativity to the apps 800 million members.
However, the Chinese firm has come under fire as being a threat to national security in the US.
On Monday, Secratary of State Mike Pompeo said the US is ‘looking into’ banning TikTok.
Pompeo told Fox News’ Laura Ingram that he and President Trump are taking claims that the app collects users’ cellphone data and then shares the information directly with Beijing ‘very seriously’.
The comments were made by Pompeo when quizzed about whether the United States should be considering a ban on Chinese social media apps, ‘especially TikTok.’
‘With respect to Chinese apps on people’s cell phones, I can assure you the United States will get this one right,’ Pompeo said.
‘I don’t want to get out in front of the President [Donald Trump], but it’s something we’re looking at.’
The top Washington diplomat added that Americans should only download the app ‘if you want your private information in the hands of the Chinese Communist Party.’