Indian Government bans 59 apps from China including TikTok

June 30, 2020

The announcement was made by the Ministry of Information Technology.

In a press release, the government of India has officially announced a ban on apps that were made in China, saying that the apps “are engaged in activities which is prejudicial to sovereignty and integrity of India, defense of India, security of state and public order.”

Reports said that the ban was also made in line with concerns about data security and privacy of 1.3 billion Indians, most of which have raised complaints about these apps being misused that is available on Android and iOS platforms.

Among the 59 apps that were banned includes TikTok, currently one of the biggest apps in the world today with a reported 200 million user base in India alone. Other apps like WeChat and Xiaomi’s own apps were also included. The apps are still available on the Google Play Store and the Apple App Store as of this writing, and we are still waiting for word from Google and Apple if and when the apps will be removed.

“This move will safeguard the interests of crores of Indian mobile and internet users. This decision is a targeted move to ensure safety and sovereignty of Indian cyberspace,” the statement concluded.

Here is the full list of apps that was banned:

  1. TikTok
  2. Shareit
  3. Kwai
  4. UC Browser
  5. Baidu map
  6. Shein
  7. Clash of Kings
  8. DU battery saver
  9. Helo
  10. Likee
  11. YouCam makeup
  12. Mi Community
  13. CM Browers
  14. Virus Cleaner
  15. APUS Browser
  16. ROMWE
  17. Club Factory
  18. Newsdog
  19. Beutry Plus
  20. WeChat
  21. UC News
  22. QQ Mail
  23. Weibo
  24. Xender
  25. QQ Music
  26. QQ Newsfeed
  27. Bigo Live
  28. SelfieCity
  29. Mail Master
  30. Parallel Space
  31. Mi Video Call Xiaomi
  32. WeSync
  33. ES File Explorer
  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. Cam Scanner
  45. Clean Master Cheetah Mobile
  46. Wonder Camera
  47. Photo Wonder
  48. QQ Player
  49. We Meet
  50. Sweet Selfie
  51. Baidu Translate
  52. Vmate
  53. QQ International
  54. QQ Security Center
  55. QQ Launcher
  56. U Video
  57. V fly Status Video
  58. Mobile Legends
  59. DU Privacy
by Victor
Tech Enthusiast and Movie Buff.