59 Chinese application banned in India

The Indian government has banned 59 Chinese apps that include some of the most prominent names such as TikTok, UC Browser, Clash of Kings, and ShareIt. The decision came amidst a massive backlash against China following the June 15 face-off at Ladakh in which 20 Indian soldiers were martyred.

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Inputs from intelligence agencies have indicated that these Chinese apps have been used as either spyware or malware and are in clear violation of the terms of usage, compromising a user’s privacy. The ban has been imposed under Section 69A of the IT Act with relevant provisions of the Information Technology (Procedure and Safeguards for Blocking of Access of Information by Public) Rules 2009,

59 apps banned in India

Here is a list of 59 apps banned in India:

  • 1. TikTok
  • 2. UC Browser
  • 3. Shareit
  • 4. Clash of Kings
  • 5. Likee
  • 6. Shein
  • 7. Kwai
  • 8. YouCam makeup
  • 9. Helo
  • 10. Baidu map
  • 11. DU battery saver
  • 12. Mi Community
  • 13. CM Browers
  • 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. QQ Music
  • 26. QQ Newsfeed
  • 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. QQ Security Center
  • 55. QQ Launcher
  • 56. Vmate
  • 57. V fly Status Video
  • 58. Mobile Legends
  • 59. QQ Player

Banned 59 apps alternatives

With the sudden ban of Chinese applications, Indian users are now on the lookout for alternatives to replace these Chinese apps. However, if you feel that it’s almost impossible to get the best alternatives to these Chinese applications, here’s a list of some of the mobile apps that might change your opinion.

TikTok, Helo, Bigo Live, Vigo Video, VMate and Kwai

There are several alternatives to popular video-sharing apps such as TikTok, VMate and the likes. You may also consider trying out some Indian apps like Mitron and Chingari, although they aren’t quite as established as their Chinese counterparts. Instead, you can switch to Instagram for now, where you may also get to follow most of your favourite stars from TikTok.

UCBrowser, DU Browser, CM Browser and APUS Browser

Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox are two of the best alternatives to all the above Chinese app browsers. Both the apps constantly add new features and are very safe options. Alternatively, you can also try JioBrowser. It is one of the most popular Indian mobile browsers that offer a fast and secure internet surfing experience to users, It also offers an experience similar to UC Browser when it comes to its engaging News and Entertainment content.

YouCam Makeup, BeautyPlus, and Photo Wonder Alternative

B612 – Beauty & Filter Camera is a pretty good alternative to consider to replace any popular photo editing tools on your handset. The app also comes with more 1,500 diverse stickers and a range of real-time beauty effects.

SHAREit and Xender

SuperBeam is a popular alternative to file sharing apps like SHAREit and Xender. Users can use Wifi Direct, NFC or QR codes for sharing large files and can also be used to transmit files to and from your computer.

360 Security

Bitdefender Mobile Security & Antivirus is one of the best alternatives to consider if you are looking to replace 360 Security on your phone and secure against viruses and malware.


The Norton App Lock is the perfect alternative to popular Chinese app AppLock. It allows users to set a secure password or pattern lock screen to keep their Android smartphone secure and private.


Adobe Scan: PDF Scanner with OCR is one of the most trusted apps that you can use as an alternative to CamScanner. You can download the app for free and start scanning your documents right away. The app also offers an integrated OCR technology, allowing it to instantly detect printed text and handwriting.

ES File Explorer

There are a number of decent options to consider when you’re looking for an app to replace ES File Explorer. ‘Files by Google: Clean up space on your phone’ and File Commander – File Manager & Free Cloud are two of the best applications that carry the same functionality and features as ES File Explorer.


Shein is a popular app for women’s fashion which features a wide collection of trendy clothes. One of the perfect alternatives is Myntra, which also happens to be the biggest fashion retailer in India.

Mi Video Call

Mi Video Call is Xiaomi’s own video calling and chat service and is amongst the 59 banned Chinese applications. Luckily, there is no shortage of apps in this category and one of the most popular alternative to consider is, of course, WhatsApp.

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