Chinese Apps Banned: Here are some alternative apps that you can use in place of TikTok and 58 other Chinese apps banned in the country.
The Information Technology Ministry (Meity) has announced a significant move to ban 59 Chinese apps in the country citing privacy concerns. In an official statement, Meity said “upon receiving of recent credible inputs that such Apps pose threat to sovereignty and integrity of India, the Government of India has decided to disallow the usage of certain Apps, used in both mobile and non-mobile Internet-enabled devices. This move will safeguard the interests of crores of Indian mobile and internet users. This decision is a targeted move to ensure the safety and sovereignty of Indian cyberspace.”
TikTok is also one of 59 banned Chinese apps in India. Commenting on the decision to ban TikTok, Nikhil Gandhi, head of TikTok India said “The government of India has issued an interim order for the blocking of 59 apps, including TikTok and we are in the process of complying with it. We have been invited to meet with concerned government stakeholders for an opportunity to respond and submit clarifications. TikTok continues to comply with all data privacy and security requirements under Indian law and has not shared any information on our users in India with any foreign government, including the Chinese Government. Further, if we are requested to in the future we would not do so. We place the highest importance on user privacy and integrity.”
TikTok has already been removed from both Google Play Store and Apple App Store. Here are some alternative apps that you can use in place of TikTok and other 58 Chinese apps banned in the region.
TikTok, Helo, Big Libe, Vigo Video, Vmate, U Video, and Kwai banned in India: Alternate apps
There are several Indian short video platforms available in the country. Some of them are:
Also, Zee5 is also working to launch a short video platform soon.
Baidu Translate banned in India: Alternate apps
We Meet, We Chat banned in India: Alternate apps
Hago Play With New Friends banned in India: Alternate apps
Shareit, Xender, ES File Explorer banned: Alternate apps
Some Indian alternatives are:
UC Browser, DC Browser, CM Browser, APUS Browser banned: Alternate apps
Mobile Legends banned in India: Alternate apps
Baidu map banned: Alternate apps
Shein, Club Factory, ROMW banned in India: Alternative apps
There are various shopping applications that are available for download. Shein is mainly for the clothing and accessories for women. Club factory and ROWM are also platforms for online shopping. Some alternative apps are:
Camscanner banned in India: Alternative apps
YouCam makeup, SelfieCity, Meitu banned in India: Alternative apps
DU battery saver banned in India: Alternate apps
ES File Explorer banned in India: Alternate apps
- Android File Managers
- Files by Google
Clean Master – Cheetah Mobile, Virus Cleaner banned in India
You don’t need an alternate app to wipe “virus” out of your smartphone. Uninstall all of those applications if you have them immediately on your mobile.
Newsdog, UC News, QQ Newsfeed banned in India: Alternate apps