All that you must find out about TikTok options Chingari, Roposo and extra

All that you must find out about TikTok options Chingari, Roposo and extra

TikTok, which has over 600 million downloads in India, has left an enormous void after its ban that Indian app makers are swooping in to fill.

Fifty-nine Chinese language apps had been banned in India on Monday and arguably, the largest hit was by ByteDance’s TikTok, which had a large consumer base of over 200 million (who had been reportedly principally between 16-24 years of age), and had main enlargement plans in India.

Trying to fill the void are Chingari, Reposo and some different short-video format apps. These apps, which started gaining recognition amid the boycott China sentiment, at the moment are blowing up, including lakhs of customers with each passing hour.

These apps are additionally reportedly courting stars from TikTok to hitch their platforms.


Chingari was based by Bengaluru-based programmers Biswatma Nayak, Sumit Ghosh and Siddharth Gautam final 12 months.

In response to Sumit, Chingari is including 300,000 new customers each hour and a couple of million views per hour.

On the time of writing, the Google Play Retailer confirmed that the app had had over 5 million downloads. Whereas a significant chunk of those downloads got here after the ban was introduced, the corporate began seeing traction when the anti-China sentiment started gathering steam.

Just like TikTok, Chingari permits customers to obtain and add movies, flick thru a feed, share content material and extra. It additionally permits individuals to speak with their associates, in addition to work together with new individuals. Nonetheless, not like TikTok, it additionally has a trending information part. Its different sections embrace leisure information, humorous movies, video songs, love quotes, movies for WhatsApp and extra.

It helps English, Hindi, Tamil, Kannada, Marathi, Telugu, Odiya, Gujarati, Malayalam, Bengali, and Punjabi.

It has three primary tabs — Movies, Information, and Sport Zone. Whereas Sports Zone permits you to play video games with others on the app, the Information tab reveals a choice of tales from information publishers you observe.

Chingari lets content material creators monetise their movies relying on how viral the movies grow to be. For each video that customers add, they get factors per view, which will be redeemed for cash.

On the time of writing, Chingari was the second hottest social app on the Google Play Retailer in India.

Issues are wanting up for the app, with Nayak telling IANS that traders at the moment are.

"As Chingari is setting new benchmarks, a whole lot of traders are displaying curiosity in our app. We're holding essential discussions to get a very good investor(s) on board to scale up our free-of-cost social platform," he mentioned.

Nonetheless, this hasn’t come without its share of issues, with Chingari having to scale up. The sudden surge in clients led to the servers of the app crashing steadily up to now two days. It’s even hiring individuals urgently.


At the moment the highest social app in India on the Google Play Retailer, Roposo is a brief video-sharing social media platform, with looking expertise, and has enhancing instruments for customers if they need to add a video. The app, which has been around for six years now, has over 30 channels, together with vogue, comedy & jokes, homemade healthcare options, leisure, singing, sports activities and information.

It describes itself as a 'Made in India' quick video app with over 65 million downloads.

Roposo is offered in 12 Indian languages. The corporate claims to have greater than 14 million video creators creating 80 million movies each month.

Even previous to the ban, Roposo reportedly had 50 million customers, when an anti-China sentiment was prevalent.

It additionally desires to market itself as a “clear” video platform.  “In case you solely see clear and good things, you'll be compelled to put up movies on that area,” Mayank Bhangadia, the co-founder advised Indian Categorical. He advised the newspaper that they give attention to content material moderation, first utilizing AI and machine studying to flag content material and staff to undergo it.

Roposo mentioned that it gives the income scheme for creators, in keeping with Information 18.

On Wednesday, Zee5 additionally introduced a choice to TikTok known as HiPi. Whereas the app is but to be launched, it's inviting content material creators to hitch the platform, promising ‘fame’ and ‘leisure’.


At the fourth place on the Google Play Retailer social apps, ShareChat, a regional social media platform for a non-English audio system that provides providers in many Indian languages can also be gaining traction. With a give attention to vernacular languages, it doesn’t have English as a choice. It positioned itself as a competitor to ByteDance’s Helo, and has been around for practically 5 years, and completed its Sequence D funding in 2019, and has been burning money for market share.

Sharechat gained 15 million new customers in 36 hours, it advised Mint. It mentioned that it has over 150 million registered customers, of whom 60 million are month-to-month lively customers.

ShareChat welcomed the ban on Chinese language apps, and since then, has acquired over half one million new customers.

“Bans like these create a void available in the market, the place there's a demand for a service. In such an area, there may be already a current consumer base, which in flip results in traders getting attracted. This will enhance the Indian startup ecosystem on this house and is one thing that will see stronger development of homegrown providers than earlier than,”  Berges Malu, director of public coverage at ShareChat, mentioned.