The future of TikTok in the US is in the air and there is a lot of news about what could happen next with the hugely popular Chinese-owned video sharing service. It all started with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo who mentioned the possibility of a July 6 ban, which escalated to President Trump saying he would ban the app from working in the U.S. on the weekend of July 31. But over that weekend, reports indicated Microsoft may have been in talks to purchase TikTok, which Microsoft later confirmed in a blog post published Aug. 2.
In its blog post, Microsoft said it would complete talks with ByteDance, TikTok’s parent company, on September 15. Trump also pointed out that deadline by saying that TikTok will “go bankrupt in the United States” on September 15 unless it is bought by an American company.
There are sure to be twists and turns in this ever-evolving story, and you can follow the latest updates here.