Ban on Chinese apps: Here are the alternatives for TikTok, Shein, UC Browser, others
Ban on Chinese apps: In an unprecedented move, the government of India on Monday banned 59 Chinese apps, citing concerns that these applications are ‘prejudicial to sovereignty and integrity of India, defence of India, security of state and public order’.
Ban on Chinese apps: In an unprecedented move, the government of India on Monday banned 59 Chinese apps, citing concerns that these applications are ‘prejudicial to sovereignty and integrity of India, defence of India, security of state and public order’. Most of these applications have already been removed from Google Play Store’s listing page. The applications banned by the government include TikTok, Club Factory, SHAREit, Likee, Mi Video Call (Xiaomi), Weibo, Baidu and Bigo Live.
“The Indian Cyber Crime Coordination Centre, Ministry of Home Affairs has also sent an exhaustive recommendation for blocking of these malicious apps... the government of India has decided to disallow the usage of (these) apps,” the release by the IT Ministry read.
Some of these apps had millions of downloads on Google Play Store but the ban should not impact users, with several capable alternatives available in the market. Here is a look at them:
TikTok, Helo, Big Libe, Vigo Video, Vmate, U Video and Kwai banned: Alternate apps
Shareit, Xender, ES File Explorer banned: Alternate apps
UC Browser, DC Browser, CM Browser, APUS Browser banned: Alternate apps
Mobile Legends banned: Alternate apps
Fortnite Battle Royale
Call of Duty Mobile
Baidu Translate banned: Alternate apps
We Meet, We Chat banned: Alternate apps
Hago Play With New Friends banned: Alternate apps
Baidu map banned: Alternate apps
Shein, Club Factory, ROMW banned
Camscanner banned: Alternate apps
Microsoft Office Lens
YouCam makeup, SelfieCity, Meitu banned: Alternate apps
B612 Beauty & Filter Camera
DU battery saver banned: Alternate apps
Battery Saver & Charge Optimizer
Newsdog, UC News, QQ Newsfeed banned: Alternate apps
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