U.S. grants ByteDance 15-day extension on TikTok divestiture order

TikTok logos are seen on smartphones in front of a displayed ByteDance logo in this illustration picture.

The Trump administration granted ByteDance a 15-day extension of a divestiture order that had directed the Chinese company to sell the short video sharing app TikTok by Thursday, the company said in a court filing Friday.

TikTok said it now has until November 27 to reach an agreement.

ByteDance has been in talks for a deal with Walmart Inc and Oracle Corp to shift TikTok’s U.S. assets into a new entity. The U.S Treasury did not immediately comment on Friday.

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