TikTok app listing on Google Play Store now has 24 million user reviews, down from 28 million couple of days ago
Google may have removed some 3 million more user reviews and ratings from the app.
Recently we saw TikTok’s overall app review rating go up from 1.2 to 1.6. According to reports, this happened after Google removed a million user review ratings from Play Store, most of which were 1-star ratings for TikTok. After the removal, the app rating numbers came down from 28 million to 27 million. However, after a couple of days, the app rating numbers have gone further down to 24 million. This means that Google may have removed some 3 million more user reviews and ratings from the app. Although it is not for sure if Google has been removing the ratings from Play Store or users themselves are deleting their reviews. However, the overall rating stays the same at 1.6 for now.
For those unaware, Google Play Store calculates the user review based on the app's current quality ratings instead of lifetime average value of user reviews. However, with more ratings removed from the Play Store, we are likely to see slightly more improvement in the overall rating of TikTok in the coming days.
Ever since the CarryMinati YouTube vs TikTok debacle started, the latter has not been getting positive reviews on the web. Many claimed that the quality of videos on TikTok are not up to the mark while some said that it doesn’t value the creator’s work as anybody can garner views on TikTok by copying someone else. This can also be seen in the app’s user reviews.
However, TikTok defended itself by saying that “Keeping people on TikTok safe is a top priority and we make it clear in our Term of Service and Community Guidelines that clearly outlines what is not acceptable on our platform. As per the policy, we do not allow content that risks safety of others, promotes physical harm or glorifies violence against women. The behaviour in question violates our guidelines and we have taken down content, suspended the account, and are working with law enforcement agencies as appropriate.”