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Although President Donald Trump said Friday he’ll take action to ban the short-video app TikTok as soon as Saturday, one of the company’s general managers took to Twitter and said the app doesn’t plan on going anywhere just yet.

U.S. General Manager Vanessa Pappas posted a video on TikTok’s Twitter page, thanking users for their continued support for the app and said Tiktok is here to stay.

A message to the TikTok community. pic.twitter.com/UD3TR2HfEf

— TikTok (@tiktok_us) August 1, 2020

“We’ve heard your outpouring of support and we want to say, ‘thank you.’ We’re not planning on going anywhere. TikTok is a home for creators and artists to express themselves, their ideas, and connect with people across different backgrounds and we are so proud of all the various communities that call TikTok their home,” Pappas said in the video.

President Trump announced his intentions to ban the app Friday to reporters on Air Force One as he returned from Florida, according to a report from the Associated Press. U.S. lawmakers have said they are concerned about the company’s owner, China’s ByteDance, and if it has shared U.S. user data with the Chinese government. However, the company has denied the allegations, AP reports.

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Trump told the Associated Press that he could use emergency economic powers or an executive order to enforce the ban of the app, stating, “I have that authority.”

As of Saturday, ByteDance has agreed to divest its TikTok operations in the U.S. in an effort to combat Trump’s threat to ban the app, according to a Reuters report.

With this deal, Microsoft would be in charge of taking over U.S. user data. The deal also allows another company aside from Microsoft to operate TikTok in the U.S., according to Reuters.

As of Saturday morning, it’s unclear what the next official course of action is for the TikTok app.

This is a developing story and we’ll bring more updates as they become available.

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Trump gives Microsoft, TikTok 45 days to strike a deal

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella spoke with President Donald Trump about the tech giant acquiring the popular video app TikTok and is still exploring a potential purchase the app, the company announced.

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The announcement from Microsoft comes as Trump told reporters late last week that the United States was close to banning the app amid concerns about it being owned by a China-based company.

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The idea of banning TikTok in the United States has been rumored for weeks. Trump also campaigned on concerns that have been raised about the app.

TikTok has repeatedly denied any influence from the company and any American user data being shared with China.

However, according to Reuters, the president agreed to let Microsoft explore an acquisition of TikTok for the next 45 days.

Microsoft seemed to confirm this timeline, saying that it wanted to complete the discussions “no later than September 15.”

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“Following a conversation between Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella and President Donald J. Trump, Microsoft is prepared to continue discussions to explore a purchase of TikTok in the United States,” the company said in blog post on Sunday.

The company said any potential acquisition would be “subject to a complete security review and providing proper economic benefits to the United States, including the United States Treasury.”

Microsoft also seemed to hint at concerns that have been raised about user data, by noting that it would “ensure that all private data of TikTok’s American users is transferred to and remains in the United States.” TikTok has repeatedly said that U.S. user data is stored within the country, with a backup in Singapore.

The deadline for a potential deal was imposed by by the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS), Reuters reported.

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This wouldn’t be Microsoft’s first foray into social media—it owns LinkedIn—but it would push the company squarely into one of the fastest growing and hugely popular sphere of social media companies.

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