Are you here to find out the best alternatives to TikTok in India after the Indian Govt Ban? I mean seriously? Read along! You might hit the jackpot, or just hit something else!
Let’s get started with the big announcement! Before that, here’s an overview:
TikTok Ban in India: The Big Announcement:
29th June 2020: Around 22 hours ago, from the time of writing this post, the Govt of India decided to put an end to 59 Chinese apps for security concerns. There were speculations that the user data given into these apps were unsafe, and they were sharing these data with the Chinese Govt.
Government of India bans 59 mobile apps. Tik Tok, UC Browser and other Chinese apps included in the list. pic.twitter.com/RZyZ9FsAsc
— ANI (@ANI) June 29, 2020
Here’s the list of apps that were banned by the Indian Govt:
Well, Tiktok was the first list. Some other popular apps that got slashed were ShareIt, UC Browser, Mi Community, YouCam Makeup, WeChat, News dog, UC News, Weibo, Xender, Parallel Space, Mi Video Call, ES File Explorer, Viva Video, some DU Apps, and more.
Some of these apps had a huge fan-base, and TikTok is one of them for sure. And mostly, the internet is divided into this. Some are celebrating the ban of Tiktok, and declaring YouTube as the winner of Tiktok vs. YouTube! Some are neutral about it, and some are just like you who have managed to stumble upon this page to try to find out secret tricks to access TikTok app.
How to access Tiktok in India after Govt Ban?
Soon after the app ban announcements, the TikTok app got removed from both the Google Play Store and the Apple App Store. But since Android allows you to sideload an app quickly, using the app wasn’t much of a problem for Android users.
All TikTok had to do was just change the content provider from TikTok India to TikTok Ireland and let the users continue.
But later in the afternoon, TikTok complied to a server-level ban. Users were shown this screen below, whenever they opened the TikTok app.
Well, using a VPN allows one to change the location of a place, and many of our community members went ahead and tried it too as a last resort, but failed.
That’s the present situation. There we stand with a TikTok ban.
While I cannot give you the right solution for TikTok, I can surely provide you with workarounds that you will enjoy!
Another thing, TikTok was one of the apps accused of accessing user clipboard data on iOS, and Tiktok acknowledged the same. Although it didn’t store the clipboard data for unknown reasons (which some of us doubted), this is something significant that you should know about.
Anyways, here are some of the Indian alternative apps for sharing original videos. Why not use these apps instead of TikTok and boost the Indian business scenario for a better future?
Come on, Let’s do this!
Best Indian Alternatives to TikTok:
Here are the best alternative Indian apps to TikTok that you should try. If you loved TikTok, you would surely enjoy these!
Ahh! My favorite among the bunch! This is developed by our very own Biswatma Nayak, who is from our Blogosphere community. He saw the potential in an Indian alternative to Tiktok and snapped the opportunity towards putting it to a useful purpose! Chingari got a whopping positive response in India. It got viral and currently has over 1,000,000+ installs at the time of writing this post. It has an excellent 4.7 rating too. Try it out.
My second recommendation for an Indian alternative app to TikTok will be Roposo. Roposo is an original video creation app made for India, developed by 3 IIT alumnus Mayank Bhangadia, Avinash Saxena, and Kaushal Shubhank. It is available in many regional languages, including Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, Bengali, Odia, Assamese, Kannada, Gujarati, Punjabi, Marathi, Malayalam, etc. This app has also got some community features like collecting coins by which you can become a rising star. Don’t forget to try out Roposo.
First things first, this app isn’t of Indian origin, although they have offices in Mumbai. They are owned by Loop Now Technologies, which is a USA based company. But they are bringing in quite a lot of exciting features, including a Firework Originals streaming platform too. The essential elements of the Firework TV app remain similar to TikTok, which makes it an excellent alternative to TikTok that you can try right now after the TikTok Ban in India. You can also create your very own 30-second videos using Firework TV. Try it out.
Well, if I am frank, the Mitron TV app originally isn’t an Indian app. It was initially developed by a Pakistani developer Irrfan Sheikh (Qboxus), as a TikTok clone app named TicTic. The source code is currently sold on the Codecanyon platform, which anyone can use to create their TikTok clone app.
Mitron TV app is just a repackaged version of this TikTok clone app created in Bengaluru, although it is legally purchased from Qboxus. But well, since the app creators are Indian, and also the original developers don’t link to China in any way, this app also got quite some popularity. I kept it at the last because I leave it upon you whether you choose to use it or not, because of its Pakistani origin!
Mitron TV does not have an iOS app since the source code is only available for Android.
Well, enough spoken! Now it is up to you whether you want to continue searching the internet for tips and tricks to access TikTok or set your foot on a new journey using Indian alternatives like Chingari or Roposo. Make a wise choice, please. I am counting on you. 🙂
And please do share this post with your friends and family out there. I know many of you used to browse TikTok for getting their dose of entertainment. Let them know of these Indian alternative apps that they can use and share their original content! Get famous on Chingari or Reposo, that counts!
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