TikTok and Wechat will be removed from US Appstore from Sunday as per Trumphs order.
People with TikTok on their phones will still be able to use the app and they will not be able to upgrade the software. Trump has raised alarms that TikTok could be a safety risk as the technology might give the Chinese government access to sensitive US data.
“The spread of applications owned by Chinese companies threatens the national security, foreign policy and economy of the United States” – Donald Trump
“China will not take any substantial move, but will take a symbolic stance to criticise the US for its unilateral move against Chinese tech firms,” – Yuan Yang