Based on app-store charts in the west, Chinese social-music app TikTok is picking up a fine head of steam, following its merger with earlier this year.

Now there is more data on that from tech site The Verge, which claims that TikTok now has six million monthly active users in the US alone, where it’s recently spent time at the very top of Apple’s free-apps chart. It notes that celebrities are catching on, such as chat-show host Jimmy Fallon, whose TikTok clips have been watched more than 10m times since he recently joined the platform.

In July, TikTok said that it had 500 million global monthly-active users, with at least 300 million of those based in China.

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