Every year, a new app reformulates the way we use social media!
Well, the first half of 2020 was all about TikTok due to pandemic, until the app was banned in India on June 29th.
During the pandemic while people were stuck in their homes, many of them had started showcasing their talent on social media via TikTok. Certainly, TikTok has turned many small creators into internet sensations.
It’s no secret that TikTok has been one of the largest and easiest video sharing platforms across the world. Despite that, some people liked it while some found TikTok to be full of cringe content only.
Undeniably, TikTok has captured the attention of billions around the globe in a very short span of time. It is one of the most famous social media apps that helps people shoot and share their videos worldwide. Most of the people showcased their talent by creating their videos on various activities like singing, dancing, and acting.
In a surprising but well-supported move, this popular video sharing platform was banned in India on June 29, 2020. Along with Tiktok, the government of India (GOI) also banned 59 more Chinese applications from the Apple App Store and Google App Store under Section 69A of the Information and Technology (IT) Act. Other popular apps that were banned are TikTok, Shareit, Kwai, UC Browser, Baidu Map, Shein, Clash of Kings, DU battery saver, and more.
This ban has stirred up many creators and social media users. Today, many people are looking for the best TikTok alternatives. Well, there are various TikTok alternatives available, that you can try out now:
With more than 1 billion users, Instagram is currently the second most popular social media platform across the world. Whether it’s a user or a marketer, everyone is in love with this rising social media platform. According to a recent survey report by experts, more than 70 percent of users on Instagram are under age 35. In fact, India ranks second with its 120 million users.
Due to the increasing usage of Instagram, many businesses started using this platform for promoting their products and services.
Doubtlessly, a strong brand presence on Instagram is crucial for business growth. So, if you haven’t invested in professional Instagram marketing services yet, then it’s high time! Having a strong Instagram presence helps you increase your brand awareness and lets you engage with the right audience.
Realising the increasing popularity of TikTok, Instagram introduced Reels. It is a new feature that allows users to shoot and publish videos. Undeniably, Reels is an amazing alternative to TikTok that enables you to record, edit and publish videos within seconds. There is a list of many songs in the app that you can use in your videos according to your interest. The best part is that you can save a Reel to drafts and can work on it later. Isn’t it cool? Well, to get started, all you need is just an updated Instagram application on your mobile.
Just like Instagram came up with Reels, Google also took advantage of the TikTok ban and has launched “YouTube Shorts” – a short-form video platform across the country. Well, YouTube’s Shorts will allow users to shoot a maximum length of a 15-second short video and publish it on YouTube. Just like TikTok, here you will find all the essential tools that help you edit video clips and manage speed. In fact, here you will get a timer, multi-segment camera, and countdown options as well. You can also add licensed music to your videos to make them more engaging. Currently, YouTube Shorts is in the testing phase but will soon shine on the social media landscape. According to the latest survey reports, “YouTube Shorts” has been garnering more than 3.5 billion views per day during beta testing in India.
Do you know, India is the first country that YouTube chose for the launch of YouTube Shorts? The objective was to replace TikTok. Certainly, “YouTube Shorts” is still under beta testing phase in India but will get active quickly.
Well, there is no standalone application for YouTube Shorts. It’s present in the YouTube application only. To get started, you only need a YouTube application in your mobile phone.
Chingari is one of the most popular Indian video-sharing apps. Just like TikTok, Chingari enables the video creators to create and upload short videos. This video-sharing app was launched on Google Play Store in November 2018. Chingari was founded by three techies Biswatma Nayak, Sumit Ghosh, and Deepak Salvi. Initially, this app did not have many features but lately, it got rebranded and gained much popularity across India. Currently, Chingari claimed a 38 million user base and the number is increasing. According to the officials at Chingari, this platform gets more than 95 million views every day. Certainly, this app is an excellent alternative to TikTok.
Dubsmash is not a new mobile app. In fact, this app was launched before TikTok. Dubsmash was initially released on November 14, 2014. However, this app was acquired by Reddit on December 13, 2020. This video-sharing social media service application is for iOS and Android devices. The app has almost all the popular features of TikTok. There are many other amazing features too that you can use to create engaging short video clips. If you are looking for the best alternative to TikTok then you should try out Dubsmash.
Just like other short video platforms, Triller too enables users to shoot and publish professional short video clips. You don’t need to edit your video clips manually on this platform. Triller runs over an auto-editing algorithm, so everything will be edited automatically. The platform provides more than 100 filters that you can use to create attractive and engaging video clips. Besides this, there is a music library in the app which you can use to import songs in your video clips. The best part is that you can share your Triller videos directly to Twitter, Facebook, Text, WhatsApp, or save them to the camera roll. You should definitely give Triller a try.