The movie app TikTok and chat app WeChat may no longer be offered in American app stores from next week.
The Chinese apps are also no longer allowed to offer updates. The US Department of Commerce has announced that.
WeChat is also no longer allowed to process payments in the United States.
According to the US government, the apps collect too much data about users they share with the Chinese government. As a result, the apps posed a threat to US national security.
TikTok will also have until November 12 to sell its American branch.