Bytedance’s new social app Feiliao, also known as Flipchat, has been removed from Apple’s App Store fewer than two months after its release.
Why it’s important: It is unknown how why the app was removed and when it will be restored, but Apple’s App Store is one of its major distribution platforms in China.
Feiliao is Bytedance’s newest experiment in the social app landscape, following the underperforming Snapchat clone Duoshan, which was launched in January.
The app is an “interest-based social app” that combines instant message and forum functionalities.
Details: A Feiliao spokeswoman told TechNode that they were communicating with Apple and would get an answer shortly.
The representative also said that users who have installed the app can continue to use it and that the app is still available on Chinese third-party Android stores.