The US retail giant Walmart has said it will team up with Microsoft to make a bid for the US operations of TikTok, BBC reported.
Walmart said a deal with the Chinese video-sharing app would help it expand its operations.
TikTok has been given 90 days to sell its US arm to an American firm or face a ban in the country. Donald Trump has alleged it shares its user data with Beijing – claims it denies.
Earlier on Thursday the firm’s boss resigned ahead of the impending ban.