These Are The Programming Languages TikTok Uses

Manpreet Singh
3 min readJun 4, 2022

Welcome back! TikTok is a very large company that develops several different applications, so, let’s take a look at some of the programming languages that this company uses!


This is one of the most popular languages right now, this language can be used for software engineering or data science. First off, I saw this language as a requirement in a ton of different positions from TikTok, so if you plan on applying at TikTok, learning Python will allow you to apply to a ton of jobs. On top of this, Python isn’t extremely hard to learn, it’s still hard to become an expert (just like any other language) but it’s still a very solid language to know.

C and C++

Next up, C and C++ are very popular languages that i’m sure everyone knows about. C is one of those languages that whatever software engineering position (even some data science positions) are going to require it regardless. C++ is another very popular language, this language was originally known as “c with classes”. Since it’s origination, it’s pretty much been it’s own language. You can build out a lot of different things with both C and C++: Games, Applications, Operating Systems, etc.


Go is actually a lesser known language, commonly known as Golang, this language was actually built by Google. Based on what i’ve seen, it is commonly noted to be fairly similar to C, but there are a few notable differences. First off, Go has memory safety, garbage collection, structural typing and CSP-style concurrency, so even though it’s not as popular as C, there are still some massive reasons to learn this language since Google built it.

Objective-C and Swift