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TikTok, WeChat to be removed from App store on Sunday

 TikTok and WeChat will no longer available on Sunday, September 20 as US Commerce Department has issued a new order to block people in the US from downloading the popular video-sharing app.

“Any transaction by any person, or with respect to any property, subject to the jurisdiction of the United States, with ByteDance Ltd,” the order reads.

“The only real change as of Sunday night will be [TikTok users] won’t have access to improved apps, updated apps, upgraded apps or maintenance,” CNN reported U.S. Department of Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross saying on Fox Business.

While the app remains functioning, users suspect that over time, it will encounter problems in iOS and Android system updates or that its “performance will start to degrade” to the point that it might be unusable.

WeChat, however, will be completely shut down in the U.S. on Sunday, according to BBC News.

There is hope for the 100 million TikTok users in the U.S. that the app can be saved, as software and tech company Oracle and Walmart will have until Nov. 12 to “finalize a deal,” or ultimately face a complete ban, according to NPR.

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