TikTok still out ranking Lasso
But things haven’t been going that smooth as Lasso was installed just 425,000 times since it launched in November. But TikTok’s number says it all, with 640 million installs outside China and 1.4 billion installs beyond China. With those numbers it pretty clear that Facebook’s Lasso does not stand a chance.
Facebook has been known to always try and clone very popular apps and if you could recall, they tried this with Snapchat when they launched standalone apps like poke and Slingshot to mimic Snapchat Stories.
But unfortunately non of Facebook’s standalone apps has ever gained that traction it always wanted. When Facebook realized they ain’t going no where with poke or slingshot, they had no other choice but to stick it into their instagram and Facebook apps.
And the only reason why the feature got popular on instagram was because they both had the same concept.
Another reason why it very difficult for Facebook and instagram to clone TikTok is because, unlike Facebook or instagram which is about what you’re doing right now, TikTok is simply about entertaining your followers.
Judging from the numbers I would just recommend Facebook to give up as TikTok is simply just a slam dunk to their Lasso.
Here are some stats carried out by Sensor Tower comparing TikTok and Lasso since it launch in November.
- The Lasso app has been downloaded 250,000 times in the US since November while TikTok has been downloaded 41 million times since November too.😱
The only possible way for Facebook to compete against TikTok is for them to buy TikTok top content creators which I think is not gonna work.