With over 120 million active users in India, TikTok had created a dominance in the market in a short time span. Until one fine day when the Indian Government decided to ban 59 Chinese Apps including TikTok. It would not be an overstatement to say that this ban left quite an impact on the content creators of TikTok.
Before taking this huge step, PM Modi was promoting Atmanirbhar Bharat to the citizens of India. After the ban, the door of opportunities has opened up for the Indians and there is a big rush to create alternatives to the App.
Some of these apps have already crossed millions of downloads by now. So, we went ahead to see what the fuss is all about and made a list of the top 5 TikTok alternative apps in India.
1. Moj – Short Video App by ShareChat
Moj is India’s own short video app. The media platform offers short 15-second videos that are entertaining and addictive to watch. People from all over the world can create content and share it with others. Moj has already crossed 50 million downloads on Google Play Store. It has features similar to TikTok where you can create a profile, edit and upload videos, follow power creators, like, and share videos in one click. Moreover, the app is available in over 15 Indian Languages.
Click here to download: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=in.mohalla.video&hl=en_IN
2. Gaana HotShots
Earlier, Gaana was simply another music streaming application. But only a day after the Tiktok ban, Gaana accepted the opportunity to enter the market and launched its own one-of-a-kind Gaana HotShots video app wherein users can make and upload short recordings and stories. The home-grown application professes to offer the chance to the Youth of India to make content and become power influencers. Additionally, the application is accessible in 16 Indian Languages.
Click here to download: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.gaana&hl=en_IN
3. Roposo – Indian Short Video App
Roposo is just another short video creation app that has been getting a lot of popularity after the ban of TikTok. This application is accessible in 11 Indian languages. Roposo offers 25+ channels on the platform including Haha TV, Bhakti, Look good – feel good, Beats, Filmistan, Soulful Quotes, Hungry TV, Politics, News. It also has a special Bazaar Channel where buyers can directly chat with the seller to buy anything on the app. Users can even earn money and transfer coins by creating trending videos on the platform.
Click here to download: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.roposo.android&hl=en_IN
Dubsmash is the app that started off the trend of Lip Sync, musical, dancing videos, etc. in 2015. However, it faced a downfall after getting the virality because it was more of a video creation app and didn’t allow the users to upload and share the videos with others. So in 2017, it was revived from ashes and now Dubsmash holds 73% of the U.S. market outside of TikTok as far as active users go. The app is available for both Android and IOS devices and the application is accessible in 11 Indian languages.
Click here to download: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.mobilemotion.dubsmash&hl=en_IN
5. Instagram Reels
Instagram is already a hot spot with over 165 million active users from India. And then just a day after the ban of TikTok and other 58 Chinese apps, Instagram made a truly savvy move to try out the Reels highlight in India in the wake of testing it out in the other three nations including Brazil, Germany and France.
With Reels, users can create short 15-second video clips set up with Soundtracks and AR effects. The App has currently committed an area only for Reels and moved the Discover segment to the top right close to DM. Reels, in no time, got high popularity as users are able to create content and share it with the audience in one place.
Click here to download: https://play.google.com/store/search?q=instagram&c=apps&hl=en_IN
On a concluding note, there are numerous TikTok alternatives that emerged in the market since the ban, but the best thing is that “they all are Made in India”. And to all those Content Creators who worked really hard to get at the top, we just want to say one thing that Hard Work Pays Off!! So, don’t get disheartened over an app ban. If you’re talented enough, “No one can steal your sparkle away”.