Atmanirbhar, is today, an adopted way of living and a term commonly embraced by every Indian, especially during conversations. In his address to the nation on 12th May, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, before announcing another slew of lockdown restrictions and measures, urged Indians to become ‘atmanirbhar’ i.e. develop indigenous products through the Make In India programme in order to boost the economy that has taken a hit due to the prolonged lockdown due to coronavirus.
Currently hit is the border standoff between India and China making us reiterate on the need to become more self-reliant and shortly after that, based on an Intelligence Bureau report, India banned 59 Chinese apps including TikTok, Helo, CamScanner, UC News and ShareIt on June 29.
This opened a window for entrepreneurs and techies who were waiting for a cutting edge and to introduce alternatives. If you were a daily TikTok user and currently you are looking for TikTok alternatives, don’t worry as there are several apps on the Google Play Store to choose from.
Let’s check out the list:
Trell App is another lifestyle community-commerce platform that allows users to share their views, perspectives, experiences, and recommendations across different categories such as lifestyle and fashion, health and fitness, beauty and skincare, life hacks, travel, movie reviews, cooking, among others. As an alternative to TikTok, Trell app claimed to have recorded over 12 million downloads in just five days of the Indian government blocking 59 Chinese apps due to the security and privacy concerns. The newly launched app also packs an ‘earn from home’ feature, where users can play game shows.
The Bengaluru-based Mitron app is another free short video and social platform where people can come and entertain themselves by creating, editing and sharing their creative videos. The app was launched in April 2019 has completed more than 10 million downloads and has 4.2-star ratings on Google Play store. In the past few months, there have been a lot of controversies around this app and it was alleged to be a clone of a Pakistani app. It was launched and then removed from Google Play store and again listed back.
Christened as “India’s alternative to TikTok”, the Chingari app has over 1 million downloads with 4.1 stars on the Google Play store. Currently, the app has gained a lot of popularity in India. The app allows users to make and share videos, play games and share trending news from across the world. As the app has been developed in India, it is available in English, Hindi and all regional languages including Telugu, Gujrati, and Marathi.
Roposo is another Indian short video creation and sharing platform that has recorded 50,000,000 downloads so far. Roposo app enables short video creation and easy photo editing using GIF stickers, video filters, and other light effects. The freshly launched made-in-India Roposo app is available in Hindi, Bengali, Gujarati, Punjabi, Marathi, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Malayalam, Odia and Assamese.
5. ShareChat’s Moj
Moj, a video-sharing app by ShareChat, is another video creating and sharing app that lets you browse videos through different categories. It made its debut on Google Play Store on June 29 and has crossed over 10 million downloads in almost a week of its launch. The Moj app allows its users to create 15-second videos which they can create and edit videos with special effects, amazing stickers, magical emotions, and filters. The app also packs a lip-syncing feature like TikTok which allows its users to recreate movie scenes and dialogues.
These were some great apps that you can try your hands on, and recapture your best short video experiences. These local alternatives are bound to double the fun and minus the major Tik-Tok pangs you might be having. Download and try these apps now; get your following spiking already!