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A timeline of how things went downhill for TikTok in India

Real short lifespan?
Real short lifespan?
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Trouble for lipsync and video-sharing platform TikTok had been brewing in India for some time now.

On April 16, things took a turn for the worse as Google and Apple took it down from their stores in the country to comply with a court order.

India is a crucial market for the Chinese app as around 40% of its 500 million users are in the country. As it firefights, here’s a look at what went wrong with it:

The supreme court will again hear TikTok’s plea on April 22. Meanwhile, existing users can continue using the app, and new users can still download it off the internet.