Indian Government on Monday night announced that a total of 59 Chinese mobile apps have been banned in the country. As per the official statement, government said “invoking its power under section 69A of the Information Technology Act read with the relevant provisions of the Information Technology (Procedure and Safeguards for Blocking of Access of Information by Public) Rules 2009”.
Alternative App for Banned Chinese Apps
The main reason for this move as per the order is because of security and privacy concerns. It has been confirmed that these apps are engaged in activities that put the security of the state and the defense of the country at risk and that the matter requires emergency measures.
Out of the 59 Apps mentioned, there are many prominent apps used in the country which include Tiktok, Helo, WeChat, Weibo , ShareIt , Cam Scanner and many more. Even Apps such as Mi Community, Mi Video Call which comes in-built with all Xiaomi/Redmi phones are present in the list.
Now, to safeguard you data and privacy it is advisable to go ahead and remove these apps if you have already installed in the phone. It may take some time for these changes to reflect in PlayStore for Indian Users. In the mean time, we are suggesting some decent alternatives to some of the most used apps in this list. This way you will still be able to use all the functionality of these apps in your phone.
|Banned App||Alternative App|
|TikTok, Likee||Triller, Mitron, Dubsmash|
|CamScanner||Adobe Scan, Doc Scanner|
|UC Browser||FireFox Lite, Duck Duck Go|
|ShareIt, Xender||File By Google, Files Go|
|Parallel Space||Dual Apps, Multiple App Cloner|
|Mi Video Call||Google Duo, skype|
|WhatsApp , Telegram|
|Viva Video Editor||Kine Master|
|Beauty Plus||Candy Camera|
|SHEIN, Club factory||Myntra|
|Clash of Kings||Empires & Allies|
|Mobile Legends||Marvel Super War|
Here we have listed the alternative apps for the most used and popular Chinese apps which has been banned. If we have missed any app which you feel needs listed, suggest us through the comment below. We will be happy to assess and list them..