Facebook Interrupts App Pre-Installs on Huawei Phones

Facebook Interrupts App Pre-Installs on Huawei Phones

Facebook decided to stop permitting pre-installation of its social networking apps on Huawei phones. This is another big loss for Huawei within US-China trade war. Facebook Interrupts App Pre-Installs on Huawei Phones

Those who are using Huawei phones and already have app installed on their phones will still be able to use Facebook and receive its regular updates via play store. However, Huawei will not be able to pre-install them on its smartphones anymore.

Facebook Interrupts App Pre-Installs on Huawei Phones

A Facebook spokesperson said:

Facebook is no longer allowing pre installation of its apps on Huawei phone. Customers who already have Huawei phones will still be able to use its apps and receive updates. But new Huawei phones will no longer be able to have Facebook, WhatsApp, and Instagram apps preinstalled.

A Facebook spokesperson said:

We are reviewing the Commerce Department’s final rule and the more recently issued temporary general license and taking steps to ensure compliance.

Facebook, which iss banned in China but has more than two billion users worldwide, said its decision would affect its core social network as well as applications such as Instagram, Messenger and WhatsApp, which each have at least one billion users.

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