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List of Chinese apps banned in India and their alternatives

The government has recently banned 59 Chinese apps claiming them to be detrimental for India’s sovereignty, integrity and national security. The list includes the widely popular apps like TikTok, WeChat and UC Browser. It has been reported that most of the apps have been violating the terms of usage, thus compromising users’ privacy, a major cyber security threat. PM Narendra Modi spoke of the nationwide call for boycott of Chinese goods. “We will buy local and be vocal for the local and this will help India become stronger,” he said.

The Ministry of Electronics and Information and Technology released a statement, saying that it received an “exhaustive recommendation” from the Indian Cyber Crime Coordination Centre, the Ministry of Home Affairs. The move comes amid the ongoing call to boycott Chinese products and services from the people after the June 15 clashes. The government also gave a “befitting response” by cancelling the railway contract worth around Rs 471 crore with a Chinese firm. It also asked companies to mention the ‘Country of Origin’ on their products while listing in e-marketplace.

Here is the list of banned apps and their alternatives available in India:

Banned App



Instagram IGTV, Youtube, Snapchat
Shareit Google Files Go
Kwai Instagram IGTV, Youtube, Snapchat
UC Browser Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox
Baidu map Google Maps, HERE Maps
Shein Myntra, Flipkars, Snapdeal
Clash of Kings Ludo King
DU battery saver NA
Helo Instagram IGTV, Youtube, Snapchat
Likee Instagram IGTV, Youtube, Snapchat
YouCam makeup Snapchat, G Cam, Open Camera
Mi Community Reddit
CM Browers Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox
Virus Cleaner NA
APUS Browser Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox
ROMWE Myntra, Flipkart, Snapdeal
Club Factory Myntra, Flipkart, Snapdeal
Newsdog InShorts
Beutry Plus Snapchat, G Cam, Open Camera
WeChat WhatsApp, Telegram, Hike
UC News InShorts
QQ Mail Outlook
Weibo Reddit, Twitter
Xender Google Files Go
QQ Music VLC, MX Player
QQ Newsfeed Flipboard, Inshorts, Google News
Bigo Live Instagram IGTV, Youtube, Snapchat
SelfieCity Snapchat, G Cam, Open Camera
Mail Master Outlook
Parallel Space Dual Apps, Multiple App Cloner
Mi Video Call — Xiaomi Google Duo
WeSync Google Files Go
ES File Explorer Google Files Go
Viva Video — QU Video Inc Instagram IGTV, Youtube, Snapchat
Meitu Snapchat, G Cam, Open Camera
Vigo Video Snapchat, G Cam, Open Camera
New Video Status Snapchat, G Cam, Open Camera
DU Recorder AZ Screen Recorder
Vault- Hide Google Files Go
Cache Cleaner DU App studio NA
DU Cleaner NA
DU Browser Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox
Hago Play With New Friends Ludo King
Cam Scanner Microsoft Offile Lens, Adobe Scan
Clean Master – Cheetah Mobile NA
Wonder Camera Snapchat, G Cam, Open Camera
Photo Wonder Snapchat, G Cam, Open Camera
QQ Player VLC, MX Player
We Meet Tinder
Sweet Selfie Snapchat, G Cam, Open Camera
Baidu Translate Google Translate, Microsoft Translate
Vmate Instagram IGTV, Youtube, Snapchat
QQ International WhatsApp, Telegram, Hike
QQ Security Center NA
QQ Launcher Microsoft Launcher
U Video Instagram IGTV, Youtube, Snapchat
V fly Status Video Instagram IGTV, Youtube, Snapchat
Mobile Legends Ludo King
DU Privacy NA



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