The future of TikTok in the United States is uncertain . The threat of closure launched by Donald Trump weighs on the Chinese application of short videos.

A sale to Microsoft could be the solution to your problems . The Redmond giant has confirmed its interest in taking over TikTok operations in various countries (United States, Canada, Australia and New Zealand), before September 15.

But there is one more suitor. As revealed by Reuters and < a href = "https://www.wsj.com/articles/twitter-tiktok-have-held-preliminary-talks-about-possible-combination-11596925449"> The Wall Street Journal , the social network Twitter would also be interested in negotiating a possible acquisition with ByteDance, the company to which TikTok belongs.

In its favor it would have certain regulatory facilities and it is rumored that Silver Lake’s support, as well as the proximity between products. Against , however, would weigh the investment capacity necessary to outperform Microsoft.

The current market value of Twitter is estimated to be roughly the same as the valuation of the intended business, some $ 30 billion .

From ByteDance to Huawei, Alibaba, Baidu, Tencent …

The clock plays against TikTok, which has been involved in the trade war between the United States and China, which has raged in recent months.

The Trump Administration has targeted operators, cloud service providers and mobile applications through the program Clean Network. Among the affected companies are Huawei, Alibaba, Baidu and Tencent.