- 14:15, 28 DEC 2021
- UPDATED14:18, 28 DEC 2021
The search and email giant has long been the biggest site in the world, acting as a jumping-off point for much of the rest of the web.
However, it has been pushed down into second place by a youthful competitor: the social media app TikTok
According to a study by Cloudflare, TikTok was the most popular website worldwide in 2021, leaping six places up the list after finishing seventh in 2020.
The top ten websites worldwide in 2021 were:
It also means TikTok is the most popular social media platform, overtaking Facebook, WhatsApp and Instagram. Overall, people are spending more time watching funny videos than they are checking their emails or writing work documents.
The video sharing app now has more than one billion active users worldwide, meaning that around 21 percent of everyone who has Internet access globally uses the site.