New York (CNN Business)People in the United States rushed to download TikTok and WeChat after the Commerce Department announced plans to restrict access to both apps starting Sunday.
TikTok downloads rose 12% to 247,000 in the US on Friday, compared to Thursday, according to preliminary estimates from Sensor Tower, which tracks mobile apps.
WeChat reached 10,000 installs on Friday, up 150% from the previous day. That's the most downloads the app has seen in a day since October 2019, according to Sensor Tower.
However, even if you downloaded the app on your phone prior to the deadline, you won't be able to receive security patches or other updates, which could cause outages or glitches within the app in the future.
In a statement Friday, TikTok said that it disagreed with and was disappointed by the Trump administration's announcement. "Our community of 100 million US users love TikTok because it's a home for entertainment, self-expression, and connection," the company said, "and we're committed to protecting their privacy and safety as we continue working to bring joy to families and meaningful careers to those who create on our platform."
Tencent, which owns WeChat, called the restrictions outlined by the Commerce Department "unfortunate."
"Following the initial executive order on August 6 we have engaged in extensive discussions with the US government, and have put forward a comprehensive proposal to address its concerns," Tencent said in a statement Friday. "...(G)iven our desire to provide ongoing services to our users in the US -- for whom WeChat is an important communication tool -- we will continue to discuss with the government and other stakeholders in the US ways to achieve a long-term solution."