Interim head of TikTok U.S, Vanessa Pappas has expressed confidence that the app will be around for a long time.
The message was conveyed in a video published on TikTok’s official Twitter account to its users following a ruling of U.S judge in Washington that temporarily blocked Trump administration order banning Apple Inc and Alphabet Inc’s Google from offering Chinese-owned short video-sharing app for download that was set to take effect at 11:59 p.m. Sunday.
U.S. District Judge Carl Nichols granted a preliminary injunction sought by TikTok owner ByteDance to allow the app to remain available at U.S. app stores, but declined “at this time” to block additional Commerce Department restrictions that are set to take effect on Nov. 12 that TikTok has said would have the impact of making the app impossible to use in the United States..
“The outpouring support for TikTok has been nothing short of humbling, thank you to each and everyone of you for sticking by us and finding a true community on this app, Vanessa said in the video.
“We are here for you and we are here for the long run. That’s why we are thrilled to share with you that we are working with a US tech partner to ensure that TikTok can continue to provide a home to each and everyone one of you just as it does today with no change to our users here in the US or around the world.”
“We are incredibly inspired, grateful and proud of our community and our teams are commutes to keeping the app running. So continue to share your daily moments that bring us so much laughter, connectivity and joy.”
“We are TikTok, we are on this journey together and we are just getting started. Thank you”
The company further confirmed that it is pleased with the court sided with its legal argument while the Trump administration said it will postpone the planned ban of the app, but vowed to continue the legal battle.