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TikTok and WeChat Remain on the App Store in the United States, For Now

September 21, 2020

Both TikTok and WeChat remain available to download on the App Store, fending off bans from the U.S. government for now.

President Trump gave preliminary approval for a deal that sees Oracle and Walmart to purchase part of TikTok parent company ByteDance. That caused the Commerce Department to provide a one-week delay on the proposed ban.

And the WeChat ban was postponed after a California judge issued a temporary restraining order.

Both bans were prompted by “national security concerns” from the Trump administration.