Tiktok got 4 million comments on Google Play Store dragging down its rating to 1.3⁠ — but it may not disappear yet


  • TikTok's Google Play ratings are down to 1.3 stars from 4.5 stars a few days back.
  • TikTok received as many as 4 million new comments on Google Play Store — with most of them being negative.
  • However, even if the rating of the short-video platform falls to 1 star it is highly unlikely that it will be removed from Google Play store.
Millions of people in India are bombarding 1 star along with negative comments about TikTok on the Google Play Store. So much so that the ratings of the app is down to 1.3 stars from 4.5 stars a few days back.

Google Play Store

TikTok received as many as 4 million new comments on Google Play Store — with most of them being negative. However, even if the rating of the short-video platform falls to 1 star it is highly unlikely that it will be removed from Google Play store.

RatingComments
4.5 starsnearly 22 million
2.6 stars23 million
1.3 stars26 million
Source: Google Play Store
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“An app with 1 star rating will still be available for download even after it gets poor ratings. However, there will be a huge impact on future downloads of the apps as most of it is dependent on reviews,” Vivek Shah who develops applications told Business Insider India.

ALSO READ: Thanks to Carry Minati, Indians want to ban TikTok again ⁠— for the fourth time in a month

Moreover, there are several instances which suggest that the massive amount of 1-star reviews be removed if the rating falls to 1.
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Zoom, the video calling app which saw 1900% user growth during quarantine, has been in such a situation two months back. Zoom faced a lot of heat for its unresolved security concerns which used to let hackers barge into any video calls.

Thousands of people dropped negative comments which brought the ratings down from 4.5 star to 2.0. However, the ratings were back to 4.0 a few days later — more so Google did not comment on how that happened.

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Another similar incident happened in China, where thousands of students gave negative comments about DingTalk on the Apple play store to escape online classes. However, it was available for download even after that.

Business Insider wrote to both Google and TikTok at the time of writing this story and is yet to get a response.

READ ALSO: Faizal Siddiqui’s TikTok acid attack video is adding to the growing list of problems for the platform in India

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Youtube Vs TikTok and the Faizal Siddiqui controversy
TikTok has been under the fire ever since Youtube removed Carry Minati video roasting Amir Siddiqui for his content on the short-video platform. The latest controversy on Faisal Siddiqui’s acid attack video made the situation even worse.

Faisal Siddiqui — Prince of Team Nawab who had 13.5 million followers — was accused of encouraging acid attacks on women in his latest video. TikTok suspended Siddiqui’s account for violating “multiple community terms.”

Twitter users who saw the video are angry and furious saying that Siddiqui should be behind the bars for promoting acid attacks on girls who reject marriage or relationship proposals.

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A large number of people including Rekha Sharma, chairperson of National Commission for women called for a ban on the application. Bollywood Star Anupam Kher too tweeted “Ban TikTok”.

#BanTikTok has been the top trend on Twitter since 3 days now. The situation is likely to affect TikTok’s dream to double the number of users in India.

SEE ALSO: Carry Minati's 'YouTube vs TikTok' video removed for violating terms of service — fans claim injustice
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