Tencent’s WeChat App Sees Downloads Surge in US Before Ban

Chinese tech monster Tencent’s WeChat informing application has seen a flood in downloads in the United States since Friday after Washington affirmed it would push ahead with an arranged boycott of the application, information appeared on Tuesday.

The US Department of Commerce gave a request requiring Apple and Alphabet’s Google to eliminate WeChat for downloads on public security grounds, yet a US judge impeded the proceed onward Sunday. The US Commerce Department said on Monday it will challenge the request.

WeChat was introduced around multiple times among Friday and Saturday, multiple times the 1,900 downloads found in a similar two-day duration seven days prior, as per information investigation firm Sensor Tower. It said WeCom, an office coordinated effort application, additionally observed a hop in downloads in the United States over that period.

The United States has dispatched a progression of measures as of late taking action against Chinese tech firms and applications, refering to public security grounds, as the world’s two biggest economies butt heads on issues running from exchange and innovation to the treatment of the Covid pandemic.

Tencent, which has denied its applications represent a public security hazard, has said updates of the application for existing US clients might be adversely influenced should Apple and Google eliminate WeChat from their stores.

WeChat is an across the board versatile application that joins informing, online media, installment capacities and different administrations and flaunts in excess of a billion clients all around the world.

WeCom, which was rebranded from Tencent’s office cooperation application WeChat Work just a short time after US President Donald Trump first said he would boycott WeChat in Quite a while, introduced multiple times in the United States on Friday and Saturday, multiple times the 300 downloads it saw over a similar period seven days earlier, as per Sensor Tower gauges.

Subsequent to downloading WeCom, clients would now be able to interface their WeChat record to it and include their WeChat contacts, a Reuters test appeared. WeCom clients would then be able to message, make visit gatherings, and even get virtual cash from WeChat companions without their WeChat contacts downloading WeCom.

Tencent told Chinese media WeCom is a totally unique item from WeChat.