Likee pulls its app from Google Play, App Store and suspends service in India after ban

Likee said it respects the Indian government’s order and has temporarily taken off the application.

Likee on Thursday said it has temporarily taken off the platform from Google Play and Apple App Store and has suspended its service in India. Likee is one of the 59 applications banned by the Indian government.

The company in its statement pointed out that it is under Singapore-based BIGO Technology Pte Ltd. It also said that it held utmost priority to adherence to all the local laws as well as users’ privacy and data security.

Here is the full statement:

“The Government of India issued an interim order on 29 June 2020 to block 59 mobile apps, including Likee. We respect the Indian government’s order and have temporarily taken off Likee from Google Play and App Store, and have suspended service in India until there is further clarity provided on this matter. To obey the government instruction, our R & D team worked around the clock to ensure the service shutdown. Likee is under Singapore-based BIGO Technology and we hold utmost priority to the compliance of all local laws as well as the privacy and data security of all our users. We will be working closely with the Indian government under the local legal framework.”

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