Guwahati News Desk: Following the continued restrictions on its services in India, Bytedance owned Tiktok and Helo apps announced its closure of business in the country.
In a joint email to employees, global interim head of Tiktok, Vanessa Pappas and vice president for global business solutions Blake Chandlee has communicated the decision of the company that it is reducing team size and the decision will impact all employees in India.
The email said, “While we don’t know when we will make a comeback in India, we are confident in our resilience, and desire to do so in times to come”.
“It is therefore disappointing that in the ensuing seven months, despite our efforts we have not been given a clear direction on how and when our apps could be reinstated. It is deeply regretful that after supporting our over 2,000 employees in India for more than half a year, we have no choice but to scale back the size of our workforce.”
“We look forward to receiving the opportunity to relaunch TikTok and support the hundreds of millions of users, artists, storytellers, educators and performers in India,” the spokesperson said.
The government had blocked Tiktok and Helo along with 59 apps in June.