TikTok stars bid farewell to the app after announces ban

TikTok stars are bidding farewell to the popular video-sharing app after President announced he was banning the Chinese-owned platform on Saturday, amid national security concerns. 

The social media outlet, where users can create 15 or 60 second videos, has grown wildly popular among young people over the last year and is estimated to be used by more than 80million Americans.

As news of the ban broke on Friday, TikTok stars rushed to say their final goodbyes to the app where they found celebrity status, asking fans to follow them on Instagram or YouTube instead.

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TikTok mega-star Dixie D'Amelio, who boasts 32 million followers, uploaded a video of herself reacting to the demise of the app

Dixie

TikTok mega-star Dixie D'Amelio, who boasts 32 million followers, uploaded a video of herself reacting to the demise of the app

Skin care guru Hyram, who gained a following after sharing tips on beauty and skin care products, shared a farewell video to 5.4millon followers on Friday

Skin care guru Hyram, who gained a following after sharing tips on and skin care products, shared a farewell video to 5.4millon followers on Friday

The D'Amelio sisters, Dixie, 18, and Charli, 20, are among young stars who have made a career from TikTok, after videos of their dances went viral. Charli (left) is currently the most-followed user on the app, with  75.1million fans

The D'Amelio sisters, Dixie, 18, and Charli, 20, are among young stars who have made a career from TikTok, after videos of their dances went viral. Charli (left) is currently the most-followed user on the app, with  75.1million fans

Among them was popular skin care guru SkincarebyHyram, who has amassed 5.2 million followers after sharing videos with and skincare tips.

'Goodbye y'all. You have all made my life incredible for the last five months. I'll miss our memories, seeing your beautiful faces and all the laughs,' he said in a video. 

'Remember: Keep that skin GLOWING.' 

TikTok mega-star and singer Dixie D'Amelio, uploaded a video of herself reacting to the demise of the app, staring blankly at the camera as her song 'Be Happy' played in the background.

Dixie, 18, and sister Charli, 16, from Norwalk, Connecticut, became two of the most popular users on TikTok after videos of their singing and dancing went viral.

Charli, who is yet to react to the ban, is currently the most-followed star on TikTok, with 75.1 million followers, while her older sister boasts 32 million.   

The girls have been known to make videos with fellow TikTok celeb Addison Rae, who is followed by 53.3million users.

The 20-year-old took to Twitter after learning the news, asking followers to 'send flowers pls'.

TikTok has propelled the careers of many young social media users including Addison Rae, who is followed by 53.3million users and has created videos with Kardashian sisters

Addison Rae

TikTok has propelled the careers of many young social media users including Addison Rae, who is followed by 53.3million users and has created videos with Kardashian sisters 

Addison took to Twitter to react to the news of the platform being banned

Addison took to Twitter to react to the news of the platform being banned

TMZ reports that the 16-year-old was threatened on social media by a user who said they'd come to her family's house in Norwalk, Connecticut

Earlier this year, 16-year-old Charli D'Amelio (pictured on the Tonight Show with )  became the first TikTok star to land a Super Bowl commercial when she appeared in an ad for Sabra Hummus

TikTokers Tony Lopez and Michael Le, also known as JustMaiko each shared videos asking fans to find him on other social media platforms before the app shuts down for good. 

'Well s**t. F**k. Follow me on Instagram I guess. This might be it,' he said in a video. 

The shuttering of the app will not only be a loss to the millions of fans who use it to participate in viral trends and silly videos, but it has sparked concerns for those who now use it to make a living.  

Tik Tok has produced a number of young celebrities and influencers within the community, many of whom have been able to make successful careers on the app after landing lucrative sponsorships with brands.

Earlier this year, Charli D'Amelio became the first TikTok star to land a Super Bowl commercial when she appeared in an ad for Sabra Hummus.

As for getting paid for social media content, the teenager reportedly charges up to $100,000 per post, according to Cosmopolitan. 

Charli and sister Dixie have also partnered with Hollister and makeup brand Morphe in the last few months alone. 

The same goes for Addison Rae, who joined TikTok last July and has since

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