Is TikTok shutting down in 2022? Viral post sparks rumors

Lauren Bergin
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Is TikTok shutting down in 2022? With years of backlash and rumors of the app being shut down, it’s time to settle it once and for all.

Video creation website TikTok has become an internet sensation over the past few years, but that doesn’t mean that it’s immune to backlash.

Throughout Donald Trump’s presidency, there were numerous attempts to ban the website in the United States, which in turn led to a lawsuit against the US government.

Therefore, when a recent series of social media posts claimed that the website would be closing its virtual doors in 2022, fans began to panic.


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TikTok has a pretty rocky history, but it seems like it’s here to stay.

Is TikTok shutting down in 2022?

In short, no, there is nothing to suggest TikTok will shut down in 2022. 

While several tweets and comments have suggested that the end is nigh for the video app, ByteDance themselves have not issued any statements regarding future closure.

Is TikTok banned?

While TikTok remains free to access in most major countries, several nations have taken steps towards banning the app. India specifically banned the app amid ongoing political tensions in 2022, and other countries looking to outlaw the app include Indonesia and Bangladesh.

As we mentioned before, throughout Donald Trump’s presidency several rumors indicated that the President planned to ban the app, but these never came to fruition.

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India is the only country to have completely banned the app.

TikTokers meme 2022 closing rumor

In a series of TikToks joking about a possible 2022 TikTok closure, multiple users have pointed people in the direction of Jesus Christ. Implying that armageddon is on the cards if the iconic app shuts down, these viral videos are asking users to repent now.

One user, Zay, uploaded his own version of the popular videos:

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So that’s everything we know about TikTok shutting down in 2022! You’ll be able to sleep a little more soundly from here on in, but if you’re looking for more TikTok content check out our Entertainment page.

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