Govt bans 59 Chinese apps including TikTok in India

    A long list of 59 Chinese apps like TikTok, Shareit, Shein have been banned in India. 
    By HT TECH
    | Updated on Jun 29 2020, 09:06 PM IST
    TikTok has the most number of users in India.
    TikTok has the most number of users in India.
    TikTok has the most number of users in India.
    TikTok has the most number of users in India.

    The government has banned 59 Chinese apps in India. The long list of apps include popular ones like TikTok, Shareit, Shein and Clash of Kings.

    The Ministry of Information Technology in a release said that these 59 Chinese apps pose a threat to India “in view of information available they are engaged in activities which is prejudicial to sovereignty and integrity of India, defence of India, security of state and public order.”

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    The release also mentions that there are security concerns with these apps. “At the same time, there have been raging concerns on aspects relating to data security and safeguarding the privacy of 130 crore Indians,” the release added.

    It further adds that there have been multiple complaints “from various sources” on how some of these apps are being misused on Android and iOS.This decision from the government comes amid the ongoing clash with China in Ladakh. There have been many calls on social media to boycott Chinese products as well. But till now there was no definite move by the government that puts a halt to Chinese goods or services in India.

    Most of these Chinese apps are very popular in India. TikTok, for example, has the highest number of users in India. These apps cater to different uses like social media, photo editing, online shopping and gaming. The ban on these apps have been announced but they’re still available on the Google Play Store and App Store.

    Here’s the full list of all the Chinese apps banned in India.

    1. TikTok

    2. Shareit

    3. Kwai

    4. UC Browser

    5. Baidu map

    6. Shein

    7. Clash of Kings

    8. DU battery saver

    9. Helo

    10.Likee

    11.YouCam makeup

    12.Mi Community

    13.CM Browser

    14.Virus Cleaner

    15.APUS Browser

    16.ROMWE

    17.Club Factory

    18.Newsdog

    19.Beauty Plus

    20.WeChat

    21.UC News

    22.QQ Mail

    23.Weibo

    24.Xender

    25.QQ Music

    26.QQ Newsfeed

    27.Bigo Live

    28.SelfieCity

    29.Mail Master

    30.Parallel Space

    31.Mi Video Call – Xiaomi

    32.WeSync

    33.ES File Explorer

    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.Cam Scanner

    45.Clean Master – Cheetah Mobile

    46.Wonder Camera

    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.Mobile Legends

    59.DU Privacy

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    First Published Date: 29 Jun, 08:57 PM IST
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