GraphQL is a query language developed by Facebook to improve and alleviate the shortcomings of REST. Instead of being told when and what data you can access (REST), take charge of your API by getting what you want, when you want it. This flexibility allows development teams to solve problems and innovate across all types of frontend clients faster and more efficiently. Ultimately, saving companies time, money and headaches.
This is why companies like Airbnb, Facebook, Intuit, New York Times and many more have adopted these technologies. This transition helps companies of all sizes scale and grow faster than the competition by providing better products to their users.