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Can’t download the Tiktok app from Google Playstore or App Store on iOS? Well, Tiktok along with 58 other apps have been removed from these app marketplaces after a crackdown by the Indian government. Tiktok, a popular short video sharing Chinese app, has been under the radar of regulatory bodies all across the globe due to its steep rise and due to associated data security concerns.

In India, TikTok has now been banned by the Ministry of Information and Technology under Section 69A of IT act as it is deemed to be involved in “activities which are prejudicial to sovereignty and integrity of India, defence of India, security of state and public order,” the ministry stated in its order.

There is some merit behind these allegations. Recently, Tiktok was alleged to be reading contents of the clipboards without permission on iOS 14 devices.

A number of Tiktok alternative platforms have now emerged, some of which have better features. Perhaps it’s now perfect time to check out these new Tiktok replacements worth trying:

Top 5 Best Tiktok Alternatives In India

1. Dubsmash

Dubsmash is perhaps the best Tiktok alternative app. In fact, Dubsmash was the first app to start this short video sharing and lip-syncing video-sharing trend which was later hogged by Musical.ly which is now known as Tiktok.

Dubsmash library has thousands of audio clips from songs, movies, and series dialogues. This captivating app also allows users to share their original videos. The app allows sharing on other social media platforms as well. Dubsmash is available on both Playstore and App store.

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2. Triller

Triller is another perfect alternative to Tiktok app and it lets you do much more than just create lip sync video. With the Triller app, users can create professional-looking videos and directly share them on other social media apps.

The Triller app has a unique auto-editing algorithm that creates professional-looking videos with a single tap. It has more than 10+ filters and has a library of trending track of its own. Just like Tiktok, it also lets you collaborate with other creators. The Triller app can be downloaded from Google Playstore or App Appstore.

3. Roposo

Indigenously developed and owned Ropso is another interesting Tiktok replacement. This Indian video-sharing app is currently available to both iPhones and Android users. In fact back in 2016, Apple’s app store featured Roposo on its Indian Independence Day special edition.


Roposo app can be used for creating short videos for social sharing. users may add effects such as slo-mos, time-lapse, color filters etc to give your videos a creative twist. These videos can be shared on other platforms includes Whatspps, Instagram and Twitter.

The short video sharing app supports several Indic languages including Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Gujarati, Punjabi, Marathi, Bengali, Malayalam, Odia, and Assamese. Roposo app is available on Playstore and Appstore both.

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4. Boxengage

Boxengage has been designed as an alternative to TikTok for Indian users and claims 10X increase in active users within 24 hours of the Tiktok ban. Boxengage is also roping in influencers like Olympian Mohit Nagpal, and curators like Canvas Comedy Club to make the platform more appealing.

The dedicated Android app will follow soon. Meanwhile, you can check out the web version.

5. Chingari

With China Virus hurting the global economy, the Indian Prime Minister called for #AtmanirbarBharat i.e. self-sufficient India. Many Indians in the tech space are now coming up with alternatives to popular Chinese apps. Chingari is also one such app that has arrived as an alternative to Tiktok.

Chingari is an Indian origin app that allows users to create short creative videos. Like Tiktok, this social sharing app for videos also has a browse through the feed to select a video template. This alternative to Tiktok app also has some really interesting features in its kitty. The app is available on both iOS App Store and Google Play Store.

6. Mintron

Mintron is another free short video-making app that claims to be made in India. The Bengaluru based app also allows users to create funny short videos for social sharing.

This Tiktok alternative also has a similar theme for creating short videos that can be edited and shared right from within the app. It also has a library of top and trending videos from across the globe. The Mintron app can be downloaded fromPlaystore.

6 Best TikTok Alternative apps in India

Tiktok has a huge following in India and with anti-China sentiments on the rise, its popularity will certainly take a hit. Tiktok users are expected to flog to these alternate platforms to continue with their passion and share their creative skills with the world. Surely many more such alternatives shall emerge in the near future but we will need to wait and watch to know which one manages to be a true replacement.

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