Now, the once popular video creation app has put out a statement clearing company’s stand on operations in India , giving fans glimmer of hope for a possible future return.
Dear TikTok India Team,Your hard work, commitment, enthusiasm, innovation, humour and above all teamwork made us chase excellence every day. Thank you, for standing with us through thick and thin for ensuring there was never a dull moment. Your unwavering loyalty and love has made us one big family.Our people will always be our inspiration. Albeit a smaller team, we hope to get the chance to relaunch TikTok in India and support the hundreds of millions of users, artists, story-tellers, educators and performers. Till then, remember to inspire creativity and enrich lives wherever you go.Love,
For those unaware, last week it was reported that India has decided to retain its ban on video app TikTok and 58 other Chinese apps after reviewing responses from the companies on issues such as compliance and privacy.
Following this, Reuters had reported that an internal memo was sent to employees in ByteDance. “We initially hoped that this situation would be short-lived … we find that has not been the case,” said the memo, as per the report. “We simply cannot responsibly stay fully staffed while our apps remain un-operational … we don’t know when we will make a comeback in India,” added the report.