This article originally appeared on ABACUS Without Google, China’s dominant search engine is Baidu with nearly two-thirds of the market . Now ByteDance, the owner of the viral short video app TikTok, wants a piece of the pie. The company is quietly testing a new search app that’s available for download on some Chinese Android app stores. Toutiao Search appears to be an app version of its existing search engine that launched last August. It brings up search results from the company’s popular Toutiao news app and videos from its live-streaming app Xigua and Douyin, the Chinese version of TikTok. While the rest of the world might frequently rely on search engines to find what they want, many in China also rely on WeChat -- the all-purpose social app that carries a trove of exclusive content from more than 10 million creators. Critics question whether ByteDance can make a dent in the market, but some analysts say this latest endeavor helps it expand its digital ecosystem. Purchase the China AI Report 2020 brought to you by SCMP Research and enjoy a 20% discount (original price US$400). This 60-page all new intelligence report gives you first-hand insights and analysis into the latest industry developments and intelligence about China AI. Get exclusive access to our webinars for continuous learning, and interact with China AI executives in live Q&A. Offer valid until 31 March 2020.