Trump Bans New TikTok Downloads, but Extends Sale Deadline

WeChat will also be affected by the Commerce Department move

The Trump administration has banned new downloads of TikTok after Sunday. Yan Cong/Bloomberg via Getty Images

Americans will be unable to download TikTok on mobile devices through American app marketplaces after Sunday, Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross announced today. However, the administration extended its earliest deadline for ByteDance to sell the popular social video app to Nov. 12. 

@ScottNover scott.nover@adweek.com Scott Nover is a platforms reporter at Adweek, covering social media companies and their influence.
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