WeChat Downloads Soared This Weekend Ahead of Potential Ban

TikTok brought in 700,000 new users, too

On Friday, TikTok and WeChat stared down a frightening future in the United States. After Sunday, their respective apps would could no longer be downloaded in major app marketplaces. Even worse for WeChat, a messaging and social media app with a relatively small user base in America that’s seen as an invaluable link to mainland China, Monday could have brought an all-out stoppage of service.