The threats eventually came to pass: United States bans TikTok from the country for good. And not only this application since WeChat will accompany the famous short video application. The blocking date will be next Sunday, September 20th.
President Trump continues his blockades of Chinese companies with the banning of two popular apps, TikTok and WeChat. The long evolution of the video app, with the obligation to sell it to a U.S. company has not had a happy ending for users in the United States as they will eventually be deprived of downloading from the app stores. Sunday, September 20th is the key day.
Not only downloading, but also updating
Bad future for those who use the two competing applications since they will not only be private for new users, but also for those who use them now: Both TikTok and WeChat cannot be updated from Google Play or the App Store. That is, ByteDance and Tencent will be banned from US territory as Google and Apple will have to remove all trace of their platforms.
Despite the harshness of the new resolution, taken by the U.S. Department of CommerceByteDance is still in talks with Oracle to agree on a possible exit of TikTok to the United States, always without the sale of the algorithm as it would be under Chinese domain.
The blocking orders for the two applications, signed by President Donald Trump, will affect the distribution of TikTok and WeChat: these will no longer be available in the United States. Users who have downloaded them may continue to use them, but they will not be updated. And ByteDance would have until November 12th to reach an agreement on its distribution in the US: if it is positive, it is most logical that TikTok could be used again, but always on the terms achieved by the companies (probably without the original recommendations of the algorithm, property of BayteDance).
The U.S. Department of Commerce has issued the government order affecting both TikTok and WeChat. Apart from the ban on the use of both apps no US company will be able to provide services to the two applications involved.
Via | Financial Times