Table of content:

  • Introduction of the banned
  • Chinese apps and their alternatives
  • Conclusion
  • FAQ

On 29th June 2020, The Ministry of Information Technology invoked his power under section 69A of the information technology act and decided to block 59 Chinese Apps. Many popular apps like TikTok, cam-scanner is included in the list. According to section 69A ”power to issue directions for blocking public access of any information through any computer resource”  under which section the ban of 59 Apps has come.

Chinese apps and their alternatives

Alternative Apps of 59 banned Chinese apps

Is there any app in the list which was very useful for you and now you are thinking about what to do! Don’t worry here we will give you some information about the alternative apps of the banned Chinese apps.

Alternatives of Tiktok, Hello, Vigo video, Bigo live, Likee, U video, Vmate, Kwai

This all was the short video platform that is now banned by the Indian government. TikTok was the famous one among them. Many Indian was used to make creative short videos through TikTok and other apps as well.

Those people can use another app that is available at play store or app store as well. Now some of you can ask is this app is as popular as TikTok! Maybe the answer is no but there is a high chance you people can make it popular.

Name of some apps like that is – Dubsmash, Roposo, Chingari, Triller, etc.

Alternative of Camscanner

Camscanner was the most popular app among students and professional people also for scanning documents. Most of the people were used to with this app to scan and store the document on a smartphone. They also used this app to send any scanning copy of documents for any kind of official work.

Now they can ask is all kinds of office work will stop for this banning? The answer is no. we can use so many platforms for scanning your important documents which are as good as Camscanner.

we can use Google Drive, Microsoft OneDrive, or another cloud storage platform. You can use Microsoft Office Lens, Evernote, or Adobe Scan. Some of the smartphones also provide their in-build scanning apps.  

Alternative of Xender & Share IT

This two app was popular to use for sharing and transferring files, pictures, videos, movies, etc without losing the original quality. And the best part for the popularity was this app was easy to use and gave a good speed in the time of transferring files. But there is nothing to worry about banning for the apps.

There are some alternatives available which you can use for transferring the documents or pictures etc. These alternatives are- Google’s Files, ShareAll, SendAnywhere, etc.

Alternatives of Club Factory, Shein, Romewe

This was the most popular Chines apps for shopping but now this all is banned in India. But we all know that there are so many e-commerce platforms that we can use for our online shopping like Amazon, Flipkart, Myntra, etc.

Alternatives of UC Browser, CM Browser, DU Browser

Many people were using this all apps for browsing but the most popular browsing app UC Browser is now banned in India but besides that, there are more popular and secure browser is there which can be used in that time like- Google Chrome, Opera Mini, Microsoft Edge, Firefox Browser, etc.

Alternatives of UC News, News dog, QQ News Feed

The Chines news apps like UC News are now banned in India. But there have some alternatives to get everyday news. Like many media has their news app nowadays except that there has Google News or Apple News as well.


This was a list of alternative apps of popular Chines apps that were popular among Indian people. The people who were dependent on these apps can look at the list and can choose the alternative one to use for their works. It will be helpful for all of them who were confused after the declaration of banned of the apps.


Q. Why the Indian government banned the apps?

A. There was some complaint received by the Ministry of Information technology that this app is stilling and stealthily transferring user’s data. The data has stolen in an unauthorized manner to that kind of server which is located outside India.

Q. Is it possible to still download the banned app?

A. Already TikTok has been removed from the play store of Indian apps. In the coming days, all other mentioned apps also will be removed after that there is no process to download these apps. You can use any unofficial sources to download the apps which are not safe.

Q. Am I able to use the banned app which has already downloaded?

A. If the apps are already downloaded on your mobile there is no doubt you can use the app. But very soon the government will request the Internet and telecom services to stop the apps then there will be no process to use the apps.