Missing TikTok? Here are the top 6 alternatives in India!

Updated: Jul 08, 2020, 10:08 PM(IST)

TikTok, along with 58 other Chinese apps was recently banned in India to protect the country’s “sovereignty” and “security”, a government release said. Many local apps have spurred up in the void left behind by TikTok. 

Here are the top 6 applications available on Playstore as as alternative to TikTok:

Instagram Reels

Instagram on Wednesday launched its new video-music feature called Reels in India. On first usage, it feels a lot like TikTok and offers similar functionalities, and can be accessed by swiping right on the home screen, similar to adding "stories".

The app will allow users to create videos with popular songs, but with a cap of 15 seconds on it. According to Instagram, this restriction is owing to the realisation that  45 per cent of clips on Instagram are indeed 15 seconds or lesser in length.

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Inshort's public

Inshorts had launched Public in January this year. It is a location-based social network allowing people to record and share happenings around them through short videos. Public has registered 10 million users within 6 months of launch, becoming the fastest Indian social app to cross the milestone.

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Chingari app

Chingari is one of the Indian applications that has gained huge traction following the ban on as many as 59 China-linked applications. The platform, which offers a TikTok-like interface, recently went past 10 million downloads on the Google Play Store.

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Bolo Indya

Gurugram-based Bolo Indya has witnessed three times increase in its daily downloads and is seen as an alternative to TikTok. 

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Zee's HiPi

 Zee recently announced HiPi, an app based on the same model

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Roposo

Roposo now has over 80 million downloads on Android, up from the roughly 50 million milestone it had achieved before the TikTok ban.

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