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Chingari crosses 30 million downloads, launches new AR filters

Chingari says it has now more than 30 million organic users. The company has also launched new AR filters for creators and users.

Chingari app
Chingari app (Chingari)

Home-grown short-video sharing platform Chingari has gone past 30 million downloads. The application reached the milestone in three months of its launch.

To mark the occasion, Chingari has launched new Augmented Reality (AR) filters for its users. The company hopes the new filters will help woo young creators and users.

Chingari in its release revealed that the highest percentage of users belonged to the 18-35 age category. It said that it has recorded the highest number of downloads, about 5.6 million, from Hyderabad. It is worth noting that Chingari is available in multiple Indian languages including Bangla, Gujarati, Marathi, Kannada, Punjabi, Malayalam, Tamil, Odia, and Telugu. The platform is also available in English and Spanish.

Chingari said that it has also recorded a surge in users in markets outside India such as the US, Singapore, Vietnam, Saudi Arabia, the UAE, and Kuwait among others.

“The magnanimous rise of Chingari App has a direct correlation with the advanced tools that we offer and the seamless creation experience that Chingari App provides. At the end of the day, it all boils down to who provides the best creation tools to creators and our team is constantly adding Bharat-specific features and this has become our USP. We provide excellent video and audio editing tools to our content creators and empower them with the best-Indianised filters for visual effects,” said Sumit Ghosh, Co-founder and CEO of Chingari App in a release.

Chingari had grown in popularity in India following the ban on TikTok. The application had gained more than 3.5 million downloads in just 24 hours of the ban on TikTok. Apart from Chingari, many new home-grown social networking platforms such as Riposo, Rizzle, Moj, and Trell have emerged.