Microsoft’s interest in TikTok is not just a rumor. The company managed by Satya Nadella has confirmed its interest in gaining one of the greatest sensations in the mobile market.

Of Chinese origin, its application allows you to create short videos with background music and has been downloaded to Android more than 1 billion times.

TikTok belongs to ByteDance, with which Microsoft wants to reach an agreement before September 15 .

“The talks with ByteDance will be based on a notification made by Microsoft and ByteDance to the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS). The two companies have notified their intention to explore a preliminary proposal that would involve a purchase of the TikTok service in the United States, Canada, Australia and New Zealand and that would result in Microsoft owning and operating TikTok in these markets ”, explains Microsoft in a statement .

The participation of other investors in the operation is not ruled out if it is finally carried out.

To get the approval of the Donald Trump government, which has proposed banning TikTok in the United States, the Redmond giant promises to build «security protections» and «privacy» , like «all Private data of US TikTok users is transferred and remains in the United States. «