TikTok First to Stop Working Among 59 Banned Chinese Apps in India

02 July, 2020 (Thursday)

Amid the escalating military tensions between India and China at the Galwan River Valley, the Indian government declared a ban on 59 major Chinese apps. The hugely popular TikTok, which has its largest user base in India was also a part of this list. The government stated that this was done over data and privacy concerns of Indian users.

India’s Ministry of Electronics & IT announced this ban in a press release on 29th June 2020, where they explained the security risks posed by Chinese apps. 

As of now, TikTok users will see a ‘No Network connection’ error upon opening the app along with a message from TikTok’s India Team. Besides this, the app is no longer available for download on Android and iOS in India. While most of the other apps on the list are still available and working, they may soon follow suit. The ban severely affects TikTok influencers as it provided a great platform for them to show off their creativity without the need for expensive equipment.

In the meantime, TikTok creators could switch over to alternative options like Dubsmash, Vine, Mitron, Chingari, Funimate, Roposo and Triller among others as a creative outlet. 

Here is the list of apps that have been banned:

  1. TikTok
  2. ShareIt
  3. Club Factory
  4. UC Browser
  5. ES File Explorer
  6. Cam Scanner
  7. Mi Community
  8. Shein
  9. Weibo
  10. Xender
  11. Vault- Hide
  12. Kwai
  13. DU Privacy
  14. Baidu maps
  15. WeChat
  16. Viva Video – QU Video Inc
  17. Virus Cleaner
  18. Newsdog
  19. Parallel Space
  20. DU battery saver
  21. UC News
  22. QQ Mail
  23. Helo
  24. SelfieCity
  25. Bigo Live
  26. QQ Music
  27. QQ Newsfeed
  28. CM Browers
  29. YouCam makeup
  30. Beutry Plus
  31. Mi Video Call – Xiaomi
  32. WeSync
  33. Mail Master
  34. Likee
  35. Wonder Camera
  36. Vigo Video
  37. New Video Status
  38. DU Recorder
  39. Clash of Kings
  40. Mobile Legends
  41. DU Browser
  42. APUS Browser
  43. Hago Play With New Friends
  44. DU Cleaner
  45. Clean Master – Cheetah Mobile
  46. Cache Cleaner DU App studio
  47. Photo Wonder
  48. QQ Player
  49. We Meet
  50. Sweet Selfie
  51. Baidu Translate
  52. Vmate
  53. QQ International
  54. QQ Security Center
  55. QQ Launcher
  56. U Video
  57. V fly Status Video
  58. Meitu
  59. ROMWE