59 Chinese Apps banned in India
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Why did the Narendra Modi-led government banned 59 Chinese Apps? It has surely affected the chinese technology companies. This is done to safeguard the privacy of 130 crore Indians. Secondly, this way we can promote our homeland businesses in a better way.

The Press release by the Ministry of Information Technology reads that “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 and in view of the emergent nature of threats has decided to block 59 apps since in view of the information available they are engaged in activities which are prejudicial to sovereignty and integrity of India, defense of India, the security of the state, and public order.”

In the wake of the tension in Ladakh, boycotting Chinese apps is seen as a strong step. This move hits the interest of Chinese businesses in India. Indian intelligence agencies have shown red flags to these apps,but no action was taken from their side,seeing this Indian government took this step.

Here is the complete list of 59 Chinese apps banned in India in 2020:

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

How it will affect Indian Users?

Let’s talk about one very famous app which was very popular among Indians having more than 100 million active users, yes I am talking about Tiktok. Even this app was source of income for many Indians all over the country, so What will they do now? In addition, what will happen to the content makers of India.

Not only tiktok but also SHAREit, Mi Video Call, UC news were used by many Indians. Club Factory and Shein were very popular e-commerce apps among youths for shopping clothes and accessories.

So, is there any solution or alternatives for these 59 Chinese Apps banned in India?

Yes, we do have alternatives!

So, Here is a list of alternate apps for banned 59 Chinese apps that you can use:

Banned Apps                                                                       Alternatives

DU Battery Saver                                                                Green Battery


Helo                                                                                     Sharechat


Likee                                                                                    Telegram


YouCam Makeup                                                                 HD Filter Camera


MI Community                                                                     Gadgets 360


CM Browsers                                                                       Firefox Browser


Virus Cleaner                                                                       McAfe


APUS Browser                                                                    Google Chrome


ROMWE                                                                               Myntra


Club Factory                                                                        Amazon


NewsDog                                                                             Dailyhunt


BeautyPlus                                                                          HD Filter Camera


WeChat                                                                               Whatsapp


UC News                                                                            Yo Browser


QQ Mail                                                                              Hangouts


Weibo                                                                                 YouTube


Xender                                                                                Google Drive


QQ Music                                                                           Gaana Music


VFly                                                                                    IGTV Insta Live


We Meet                                                                             Roposo


Sweet Selfie                                                                       HD Filter Camera


Baidu Translate                                                                  Google Translate


VMate                                                                                 Roposo


U Video                                                                              Roposo


DU Privacy                                                                         App Lock


QQ Player                                                                          VLC for Android


Vigo Video                                                                         Roposo


New Video Status                                                             Status Video


DU Recorder                                                                     KineMaster


Vault-Hide                                                                         Hide Apps


Cache Cleaner                                                                 Super Clean


Wonder Camera                                                               B612


Photo Wonder                                                                  HD Filter Camera


Tik Tok                                                                             Roposo


SHAREit                                                                          SuperBeam


Kwai                                                                                Periscope


UC Browser                                                                    Google Chrome


Baidu Map                                                                      Google Maps


Shein                                                                              Flipkart


Clash of King                                                                 Garena Free Fire


Meitu                                                                              B612 – Beauty


QQ Newsfeed                                                                Dailyhunt


Bigo Live                                                                        IGTV Insta Live


SelfieCity                                                                       HD Filter Camera


Mail Master                                                                    Gmail


Parallel Space                                                               Split Screen


MI Video Call                                                                 Google Moon


ES File Manager                                                            File Manager


Viva Video                                                                      Video Editor

In the above list only one one alternative is mentioned for each,but there are so many alternatives.

For Chinese Apps: DU Battery Saver, Helo, Likee, MI Community, CM Browsers, Virus Cleaner, Apus Browser, NewsDog, WeChat, UC News, QQ mail, Weibo, Xender and QQ Music

Alternative apps: Green Battery, ShareChat, Telegram, Gadgets360, Firefox Browser, Mcfee, Google Chrome, Daily Hunt, Whatsapp, Yo Browser, Hangouts, YouTube, Google Drive, and Gaana Music respectively.

For Chinese apps: VFly, Baidu Translate, QQ Players, New Video Status, DU Recorder.

Alternative apps: IGTV Insta Live, HD Filter camera, Google translate, VLC for Android, Status Video, KineMaster respectively.

For Chinese Apps: Vault-Hide, Cache Cleaner & DU Privacy

Alternative Apps: App Lock, Hide Apps, and Super Clean respectively.

For Chinese Apps: Shareit, Kwai, UC Browser, Baidu Map, Clash of King, QQ Newsfeed, Bigo Live, Mail Master, Parallel Space, MI Video Call, ES File Manager, and VivaVideo.

Alternative Apps: SuperBeam, Periscope, GChrome, Google Maps, Garena Free Fire, Daily Hunt, IGTV Insta Live, Gmail, Split Screen, Google Duo, File Manager, and Video Editor respectively.

For Chinese Apps: Club Factory and Shein

Alternative Apps: Myntra, Flipkart, Amazon, and LimeRoad.

For Chinese Apps: VMate, We Meet, U Video, Vigo Video, TikTok

Alternative Apps: Roposo is considered as the best app.

For Chinese Apps: YouCam Makeup, BeautyPlus, Sweet Selfie, Wonder Camera, Photo Wonder SelfieCity, and Meitu

Alternative Apps: HDFilter Camera and B612- Beauty.

Let’s welcome this decision and use our homegrown apps. Therefore, this is the best opportunity for all IT communities and Indian tech markets in strengthening our IT domain and most importantly, this will help us in going global and showing our powers. 

Supporting the localisation vision of our country can help many hard working people, so let’s unite and be  ‘Vocal for Local’  and promote apps which are made in India and support Indian economy. You can use apps like Mitron, Toppr, Cricbuzz, Dailyhunt, Kuku FM, Gaana Music, and BHIM. As a result of which we will be able to improve the economic growth of our country.

Support Atma Nirbhar Bharat mission!


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