The most downloaded and popular video-sharing app, TikTok has been banned along with 58 other Chinese apps on the ground of security. TikTok has been taken down from Google Play Store as well. Here are five short video and social platforms that can be an “Indian alternative” to TikTok.

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Mitron App

Mitron app which was, launched, as an “Indian alternative” to TikTok shot to fame. The app has now over 5 million downloads with a 4.7 rating. The founder of the Mitron app is an Indian student named Shivank Agarwal from IIT Roorkee. It is a social and free short video platform. Just like Tiktok, users can showcase their creativity to create, edit and share their videos, and at the same time browse through a library of top and latest videos across the globe. It is available on Apple Store as well.

Bolo Indya

Bolo Indya, is an Indian short video app developed by SynergyByte Media Pvt Ltd. It has a 4.6-star rating on the Play Store, and the app has more than 1 lakh downloads. Bolo Indya allows users to create and watch videos in different regional languages. The app focuses on infotainment rather than entertainment. For instance, users can share videos related to English learning, tips to crack competitive exams, career, technology and more.

Chingari

TikTok’s desi ‘Indian alternative’ Chingari, is a short video sharing app founded by two Bengaluru-based software engineers Biswatma Nayak and Siddharth Gautam. The app has a 4.7-star rating out of 5 on Google Play store. The app has had 2.5 million downloads on Google Play Store. Also, Chingari pays the content creator based on how viral the video becomes. Just like Tiktok, Creators can also upload their short videos. The app is available in Hindi, English, Bengali, Gujarati, Marathi, Kannada, Punjabi, Malayalam, Tamil and Telugu. It is available on Apple store as well.

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Roposo

Roposo owned by Glance InMobi Pte. Ltd, probably the oldest made in India app, among these. With a similar idea as TikTok, users can create short videos of 20 seconds. It has a rating of 4.2 on the Play Store and over 50 million users. There are filters and effects while creating the video, and users can post across 20+ categories. The App lets the user earn money by their videos. For every video that gets featured, Roposo awards coins to the user. It is available on Apple store as well.

ShareChat

ShareChat is an Indian social media platform, developed by Mohalla Tech Private Limited and was founded in 2015. The app is rated 4.4 stars on the Play Store and has over 100 million downloads. Users can share short videos. Also, the app lets the user chat hat with others and joins chat rooms in regional language. The app is available in 15 regional languages including Hindi, Telugu, Marathi, Gujarati, Punjabi, Malayalam, Bengali, Tamil, Kannada, Odia, Bhojpuri, Assamese, Rajasthani, Haryanvi and Urdu. User can also create their chat rooms in their preferred according to their convenient language and invite friends.

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Ritu Yadav is an intern with ShethePeople.TV

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