Microsoft Confirms It Is Still Looking to Buy TikTok

The fate of the video-sharing app remains uncertain

Microsoft said acquisition conversations with TikTok parent company ByteDance would wrap by September 15.

After days of uncertainty about the fate of the popular short-form video app TikTok, Microsoft has said that it will “continue to explore a purchase of TikTok in the United States.” The Seattle-based company’s CEO Satya Nadella and President Donald Trump, who recently suggested banning the app, have discussed the possible acquisition, the company confirmed in a blog post today, and any possible acquisition discussions with TikTok parent company ByteDance will be completed by Sept. 15, the company said.

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