The biggest ways TikTok has changed American culture

While the future of TikTok in the US hangs in the balance of ongoing congressional hearings, even a complete erasure of the wildly popular video sharing app wouldn't remove its deep and abiding mark on our culture.

Like social media giants before it, TikTok hasn't just contributed to the cultural conversation. It's literally changed how entire industries operate and affected how we live, eat, watch and buy. In fact, even if you've never spent a single second on the app, there's likely something in your life that has been altered by TikTok's potent influence.