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Trump's TikTok Sell-By Date Extended By 15 Days

The reprieve in the latest sigh of relief for the massively popular video app, but uncertainty hangs over its future.

Updated at 12:13 p.m. ET

TikTok has, yet again, caught a break. This time, it's because the Trump administration has failed to enforce a deadline it set for the app to sever ties from its China-based parent company.

Instead, on Friday, the Trump administration gave TikTok 15 more days to find an American buyer.

An signed by the president in August demanded TikTok's owner, ByteDance, sell the app to an American company by Thursday, or TikTok would be banned in the U.S. over national security concerns.

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