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ByteDance says Tencent removed its video chat app

Beijing Byte Dance Telecommunications Co. Ltd. said Tencent Holdings Ltd. has removed ByteDance's video chat app Duoshan from its android app store Yingyongbao, KrAsia reported.

Tencent's WeChat also blocked links accessing Duoshan's download page, in addition to two other social apps Matong and Liaotianbao that were developed by two separate companies.

ByteDance released Duoshan in January to compete with Tencent's instant message tool WeChat. It enables users to record and send each other short and private videos that will disappear after 72 hours. Duoshan has seen 5 million downloads on Apple's app store since Feb. 20, according to third-party analytics platform Sensor Tower.

WeChat did not respond to S&P Global Market Intelligence with a comment on the matter.