TikTok Is Growing Up, and So Are Its Users

TikTok Is Growing Up, and So Are Its Users

More millennials are finding their way to the Gen Z-dominated app

TikTok has seen explosive growth during quarantine as people have the time to explore it.Photo Illustration: Dianna McDougall; Sources: Instagram, TikTok, Getty Images

ByScott Nover

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