Tiktok had proved to be a boon for the small creators. It not only helped them to gain fame but earn money also. June 29 turned out to be one of the worst days for tiktokers as the Government of India banned 59 Chinese apps including Tiktok owing to its security issues. But this gave a chance to the Indian App creators to create an app and showcase their creativity. As a result of it, a lot of new apps emerged in India that boast that their app is quite similar to Tiktok. This was a major relief for the tiktokers. In this article, we’ll tell you about ‘8 best alternatives to Tiktok’.
List of 8 Best TikTok Alternatives in 2021
Many TikTok users are finding the best TikTok alternatives after it was banned in India. Due to some security reasons, India has banned the TikTok App on Android and iOS platforms. If you loved creating and watching short videos, then you will love this article. There are other apps, such as TikTok available, that have all of the same features.
1) Gaana HotShots
A week after the Government of India banned Chinese Apps, Renowned music streamer, Gaana launched a new feature in its app called HotShots in which its users can make and share videos and stories of short duration. The benefit of sharing videos on this app is its number of users which are currently 100M+ and its current ranking on both App Store and Play store is Number 03 in the category of music. This app is available in Hindi, Punjabi, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Malayalam, Bangla, English, Bhojpuri, etc. What’s better than showcasing your talent on a platform with a whopping number of users. If you’re a creator and are looking for an online platform, then Gaana HotShots is worth the shot. Go ahead, show your creativity, and have fun.
2) MX Taka Tak
A famous Indian company, MXP Media developed this app who is also the owner of an Indian App called MX Player. Currently, it has 50M+ users and ranks Number 03 in the Play Store in the Entertainment category and Number 06 in the App Store in a similar category. Its users can make and share creative videos on social media platforms like Facebook, WhatsApp, Instagram, and so much more. This app provides its users a music library, various photos, and video effects, and filters. Its File Size is comparatively much less than the File Size of TikTok so its users don’t have to worry about their phone storage. Its users can share videos on social media platforms like WhatsApp, Facebook, etc. It supports Hindi, Tamil, Kannada, Punjabi, Gujrati, Marathi, Malayalam, Bengali, Telugu, Punjabi, and English.
3) Instagram Reels
The smart and creative team of Instagram grabbed the opportunity and launched Instagram Reels just after the ban of Tik Tok in India. Quite a good example of ‘Make Hay while the sun shines’, no? Some Tiktokers found Instagram Reels quite better than TikTok because it helps them to increase their Instagram followers without even asking as in Tik Tok, they had to make separate videos to increase their Instagram followers. On reels, one can make videos with a maximum duration of 15 seconds and add as many effects and filters as he/she wants. In the Play store, Instagram is currently ranking at number 06, and in the App store, it is number 02 which makes it a desirable app.
The only disappointing thing about Instagram reels is that it is a bit difficult to find Instagram reels because Instagram’s search feed is full of pictures. This is the only disadvantage of this feature. But if you’re a creator, this feature will enhance your creativity and will help you to increase your Instagram base. So, what are you waiting for, Christmas? It’s time to take your creativity to another level.
If you use YouTube, you must have noticed that a few months back, half of the comment section of YouTube videos were filled with people getting tired of watching the advertisement of Snapchat, also known as Snap. Now there’s no need for an explanation because our readers are smart enough to guess, right? Genuinely talking about the app, it is a good way to pass your time and share your current status in video or photo format with your friends and loved ones. It allows person to person sharing of various videos, photos and now there’s an option of ‘Discovery’ where you can go and watch videos and see photos of your favorite celebrities if they’re on Snapchat. Its current ranking is Number 03 in the App store and number 04 in the Play store. So far, more than a billion people have downloaded this app. The only down heartening thing about this app is that as soon as you open the file sent by your friend, it disappears but one can screenshot it technically. Overall, it’s a good way to remain in touch with your friends and family online, if not in-person.
It is an Indian App launched by Dailyhunt. It crossed 50M users within 45 days of its launch which is quite jaw-dropping. This app too is quite similar to Tiktok. It is available in various Indian languages like Hindi, English, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Malayalam, etc. It is currently trending at number 01 in the Play store and number 08 in App Store in India. You can watch any type of video like food, dance, etc. A lot of famous Tiktok creators like Team07 are a part of this community. You can not only make creative videos but can download and share the videos you like. You can watch videos of various genres like Funny, Sad, Adventurous, Motivational, etc. A good way to spend idle time, yes or no?
Moj is an Indian App made by a social media platform known as Share Chat. Its features are similar to Tiktok. The only difference between them is that the Moj app is available in total 15 Indian Languages namely Bengali, Gujarati, Kannada, Malayalam, etc. except for English, a good example of Patriotism. After its launch, its ranking kept improving day-by-day and now it ranks number 05 in the category of social networking in the App Store and number 02 in the Play store in the same category in India. It has a lot of magic effects, filters, background music, and you can edit your videos and pictures using the creative tools it provides and the best thing is its videos can be downloaded and shared on any social media platform like Facebook, Instagram, etc. The maximum duration of videos of this app is 15 seconds. So, creators, let your inner creativity come out and flow; who knows you might become the next overnight sensation.
This app was first launched in Playstore in 2018 and later in App Store in January 2019. Bengaluru-based programmers namely Biswatma Nayak and Siddharth Gautam developed it. It is seen as a good replacement for Tiktok because just like most of the apps mentioned above, there’s hardly any difference between the features of this app and Tiktok. From miraculous editing tools (known for making a person forget his real looks) to background music, this app has all of them. This app is available in Hindi, Marathi, Bangla, Gujarati, Kannada, Punjabi, Malayalam, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, and English. After the ban of 59 Chinese apps, the number of users of this app suddenly shot up. More than 10 million people have downloaded it so far. One of the disadvantages of this app is that its size is 209.8 MB in App Store and 79 MB in the Play store which if compared with the other apps mentioned above is quite high. It currently ranks at 62nd position in the category of social networking in the App Store and 14th in the Play store in a similar category.
It is considered a good platform for telling stories. Stories can be told verbally, through expressions, acts, dance, singing, etc. It all depends on how creative you are. Its available in Its unique feature allows its users to record videos both horizontally and vertically in one take. You can record your videos for a duration of not more than 30 seconds. What makes this app so special is that its users cannot see comments on its video as users are allowed to message the creator privately only. Also, there’s no option of like or dislike; users can only share or bookmark the videos. With the growing amount of hatred and jealously on social media that takes a toll on the Mental Health of the creators, this app emerges as a savior of the creators.
A true creator just needs a platform to showcase his/her talent. Apps will come and leave but talent never disappears. There are a lot of fishes in the ocean, so one should not worry or panic if their Government bans any app. Just keep putting in the efforts and your hard work will surely bear a sweet fruit one day. You all must be familiar with this saying, ‘When one door closes, another opens. We hope that you’ll find the information provided above helpful.