TikTok expected to dominate VidCon 2022
TikTok is expected to be the life of the party, with the viral platform's stars in attendance, TikTok-focused panels and the company itself as the title sponsor of VidCon 2022.
Why it matters: YouTube was the longtime title sponsor of the annual event. But TikTok replaced the video giant this year.
- But TikTok has become a massive power player, minting more household names and becoming a daily habit for even more smartphone owners.
- TikTok announced last September that more than 1 billion people globally use the app. It touted last month at its NewFronts presentation that "people are spending a movie's worth of time on TikTok."
- This week, TikTok seems to be celebrating all the momentum and investing in its longevity.
What they're saying: "We're honored to be the title sponsor of VidCon 2022, but we're even more thrilled to spend time with our creators in-person at VidCon where we'll be celebrating everything our remarkable community has achieved," TikTok said.