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Inc42 Shots | After TikTok’s Exit, Indian Alternatives Trell, Mitron & Chingari See Boom

Indian lifestyle video application Trell has witnessed a surge in downloads since last week, when the government banned 59 Chinese apps including popular ones like such as TikTok and WeChat, citing threats to data privacy. The app’s founder Pulkit Agarwal, on Monday, wrote on Twitter that the app has seen more than 12 Mn downloads in the last five days.

Trell is not the only Indian application reaping the benefits of the government’s ban on Chinese apps. The ban on TikTok, which had more than 120 Mn active users in India as of June 2019, left a gaping hole in the short-video sharing platform space. Indian apps such as ‘Mitron’ and ‘Chingari’, billed as Indian alternatives to TikTok, have seen a huge uptick in terms of users and video uploads.

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