As after the India-China standoff in Galwan valley, you must have come across hashtags like #DeleteTikTok, #UninstallTikTok or #BoycottChineseApp. The Video making app has been facing severe backlash as its headquarters in Beijing and is owned by ByteDance.
Though TikTok has nothing to do with India-China clash and it has been facing problem due to tensions between India and China. The government of India is also on the app TikTok.
But the app in particular is facing maximum anger and is quiet evident on social media.
If you wish to get off the app for the time being and return later — when things and content gets better — you can simply uninstall it. Just head over to Google Play store or Apple App store if you have an iPhone. But in case you wish to remove yourself from TikTok forever you will need to delete the account.
How to uninstall TikTok?
As you will request for deletion of the app, it will first deactivate the profile 30 days quite similar to how Facebook works and then delete it after 30 days. If you log in anytime between 30 days the account will be re-activated again.
*Open TikTok app
*Click on your profile click on the three dots at the top of your phone screen.
*Click on Manage my account option, scroll down and click on Delete my account.
*The app will then ask you to verify your details and then will be redirected to delete account page
*Click on Delete Account option and then “Delete”.
Indian intelligence agencies reportedly asked the Narendra Modi government to block or issue advisories against the use of 52 mobile apps that are linked to China. The agencies are concerned that these apps extract huge amounts of data from Indian users, and aren’t safe to use, Hindustan Times newspaper reported quoting senior government officials.
While there is no official word yet on whether the government will act on this, the decision might be a tricky one because the list includes some apps that are wildly popular and frequently used in India. Some of these apps, such as TikTok, SHAREit, Bigo Live, Club Factory, Shein, and Helo, are also major contributors to India’s virtual economy. A bunch of other names on the list is niche apps that may not be as widely known, but have many takers.