Facebook won’t allow Huawei to pre-install its apps on smartphones anymore, Reuters is reporting.
It’s the latest example of Western tech companies cutting ties with the beleaguered Chinese telecom giant after President Trump issued an effective trade ban against it.
Huawei phone owners will still be able to download and use apps like WhatsApp, Instagram, and Facebook’s main app itself, and they’ll continue to receive updates through the Play store.
Huawei just won’t be able to include them out of the box, which it typically does alongside various other pre-loaded services like Twitter.
Facebook has apparently landed on a different calculus to deal with the trade ban than Google.
Google has secured a temporary license to continue to send security updates to existing Huawei phones.