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List of 59 Banned Chinese Apps in India and their Alternatives

List of 59 Banned Chinese apps in India and their alternatives

Amid the chaos of India Vs. China and #BoycottChinaProducts, The Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) has banned 59 Chinese Apps in India on Monday 29th June 2020, under section 69A to protect the information and security of Indians which was claimed to be breached by these apps. Among the list of 59 banned Chinese Apps in India, there are some popular china apps like Tiktok, Helo, WeChat, Camscanner, Shareit, etc., which are used by a large number of Indian and now people are looking for their Indian alternatives. To sort this out, here is the everything you need to know about the list of 59 banned Chinese apps in India and their alternatives.

List of 59 Banned Chinese Apps In India and Their Alternatives

As per the Indian government latest rule, here is the complete list of 59 Banned Chinese Apps in India and their Alternatives:

Chinese AppCategoryIndian Alternative
TikTokEntertainmentChingari, Mitron, Roposo
ShareitFile TransferGoogle Files Go
UC BrowserBrowserMozilla Firefox, Google Chrome
KwaiVideo-Sharing AppSharechat, Instagram, Youtube
SheinShoppingMyntra, Amazon, Flipkart
DU battery saverUtilityGreenify, Battery Doctor
HeloSocial MediaInstagram, Sharechat, Snapchat, Youtube
LikeeSocial MediaInstagram, Sharechat, Snapchat, Youtube, Chingari
Baidu mapMapsGoogle Maps, Here Maps
Clash of KingsGamesLudo King
Mi CommunityUtilityReddit, Quora
YouCam makeupUtilitySnapchat, Open Camera, G cam
WeChatMessagingWhatsapp, Telegram, Hike
CM BrowersBrowserMozilla Firefox, Google Chrome
Virus CleanerUtilityAVG Antivirus, Avast Antivirus
Club FactoryShoppingMyntra, Amazon, Flipkart
ROMWEShoppingMyntra, Amazon, Flipkart
APUS BrowserBrowserMozilla Firefox, Google Chrome
UC NewsNewsInshorts
QQ MailEmail ClientOutlook
WeiboSocial MediaReddit, Twitter
XenderFile TransferGoogle Files Go
QQ MusicAudioVLC, MX Player
QQ NewsfeedNewsFlipboard, InShorts, Google News
Bigo LiveVideo sharingInstagram IGTV, YouTube, Snapchat
SelfieCityUtilitySnapchat, G Cam, Open Camera
Mail MasterEmail ClientOutlook
Parallel SpaceUtilityDual Apps, Multiple App Cloner
Mi Video Call – XiaomiCommunicationGoogle Duo
WeSyncUtilityGoogle Files Go
Viva Video – QU Video IncVideo-Sharing Instagram IGTV, YouTube, Snapchat
ES File ExplorerUtilityGoogle Files Go
MeituCameraSnapchat, G Cam, Open Camera
Vigo VideoVideo SharingChingari, Sharechat, Snapchat, G Cam, Open Camera
New Video Status Video SharingSnapchat, G Cam, Open Camera
DU RecorderUtilityAZ Screen Recorder
Vault- HideFile ManagerGoogle Files Go
Cache Cleaner DU App studioUtilityAvast Cleaner, AVg Cleaner
DU CleanerUtilityAvast Cleaner, AVg Cleaner
DU BrowserBrowserGoogle Chrome, Mozilla Firefox
Hago Play With New FriendsGamesLudo King, MPL
Cam ScannerUtilityMicrosoft Office Lens, Adobe Scan
Clean Master – Cheetah MobileUtilityAvast Cleaner, AVG cleaner
Wonder CameraCameraSnapchat, G Cam, Open Camera
Photo WonderCameraSnapchat, G Cam, Open Camera
QQ PlayerMedia PlayerVLC, MX Player
We MeetDatingTinder
Sweet SelfieSelfie CameraSnapchat, G Cam, Open Camera
Baidu TranslateUtilityGoogle Translate, Microsoft Translate
VmateVideo SharingInstagram IGTV, YouTube, Snapchat
QQ InternationalMessagingWhatsApp, Telegram, Hike
QQ Security CenterUtilityApus Security
QQ LauncherUtilityMicrosoft Launcher
U VideoVideo SharingSharechat, Instagram IGTV, YouTube, Snapchat
V fly Status VideoVideo SharingSharechat, Instagram IGTV, YouTube, Snapchat
Mobile LegendsGamesMPL, Ludo King
DU PrivacyUtilityVault, Privacy Master

Why the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology banned these 59 Chinese apps in India?

It has always been a matter of controversy that Chinese Apps breaches the data of Indian users and sell it to Chinese companies and third parties, which is the biggest threat to Indian Security. Recently, we faced the same controversy with video calling app Zoom and with the UC browser in the past. Since now, India is officially Boycotting Chinese Apps & Products to promote Make in India & Vocal for Local, it was necessary to ban such Chinese Apps which can be a threat to the security of Indians.

These Chinese Apps were used by millions of Indians and covering the large marketplace of India. Through these apps, Chinese companies were earning a major revenue from Indians, and Indian apps were getting neglecting throughout. For Example: Viral Chinese short-video sharing platform Tiktok nearly had 119 million active users in India, while the similar Indian Apps used to have very less traction in comparison to it. But in recent days, Chingari App– the viral Indian alternative of Tiktok App was downloaded by more than 2.5 million people in India on Google Play Store, which makes Tiktok loses its spark in India.

Chingari App- Indian Alternative of Tiktok App

By banning these 59 Chinese Apps in India, the Indian Govt. has taken a big step towards the promotion of Indian Apps and fixed the issues like data breach by Chinese Apps.

Also Read: MITRON APP BAN – What is the Reason?

Popular Chinese App Tiktok’s Reaction on Ban In India:

Tiktok App Clarifies that it doesn’t share users data with anyone and ready for clarifications with the Indian Goverment. Check out the reaction of Tiktok on Chinese Apps Ban in India:

Tiktok Reaction on Chinese Apps Ban in India

Can people still use these 59 Banned Chinese Apps in India on their smartphones?

While Govt. has banned 59 Chinese Apps in India to download from Google Play Store or other App stores, these apps can still be used by those people who have already installed them on their smartphones. The only difference will be, people will not be able to see/refresh new feeds on these apps. But they can still use these apps on their phones and access the old videos available on apps like Tiktok, Helo, etc.

Among the list of 59 banned Chinese apps in India, some apps come pre-installed in smartphones and don’t require mobile data to operate. To completely ban the usage of such Chinese apps, the Government might need to talk to Internet Service providers to blacklist these apps entirely in India. Although the apps are not available on Google Play Store, there will be other alternative routes available to download these banned Chinese apps and It will be interesting to see how Government will impose the complete ban on these apps.


We have shared the list of 59 banned Chinese Apps in India and their alternatives by Indians which are equally good and must be used by people in place of these banned Chinese apps. We must promote Make In India products & apps, only then we will be able to stand strong against countries like China, and this will serve the true purpose of campaigns like #BoycottChineseProducts or #BoycottMadeInChina.

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