The popular Chinese video-sharing platform TikTok has been banned in India over data mining concerns. And this is indeed a good time for other apps to take over the audience. Here are five best alternatives to TikTok that have the potential to take TikTok’s place in India.
Best TikTok Alternatives for Android & iOS
Chingari is an Indian alternative to TikTok, with over five million downloads on Play Store and 10,000+ creators onboard. It offers an easy to use interface with tile-view for quicker navigation.
There are three tabs at the top for Videos, News, and Games- yes, there’s a separate game zone where you can play quizzes to win prize money. However, the UI feels slow and needs to be polished.
As of now, the content on Chingari is majorly oriented towards dance and music. Also, we noticed the lack of male creators on the platform. Overall, the videos are quite engaging but not as diverse as TikTok.
For creators, the app features a dozen filters and lets you add background music to the videos. You can also set a timer or change the speed of the video.
- Tile-view interface
- News & games
- Engaging content
- UI needs work
- Limited editing options
Developed by: Globussoft, Bengaluru, India
Play Store Rating: 4.5 | Apple Store: 4.1
Dubsmash has been in the market for over five years now. It currently stands at over a hundred million downloads on Play Store and is also used by celebrities.
For starters, Dubsmash gets a highly polished interface with different sections to access feed and explore, just like Instagram. You get to watch exciting and short 10-second videos over quotes, music, and dance from creators around the world.
Besides, you can create lipsync videos and memes with your favorite quotes- it’s got a vast sound library with thousands of clips, including scenes from popular movies and TV shows. Videos can further be enhanced using built-in filters.
- Well-built UI
- Extensive sound library
- Supports Indian languages
- Short video limit (10 sec)
- Limited creativity
Developed by: Mobile Motion GmbH, Germany
Play Store Rating: 4.2 | Apple Store: 4.7
Roposo is an Indian short-video platform with over 50 million installs on Google Play Store. The UI is similar to TikTok, but you can access different genres of content right from the homescreen, which is a unique move.
The app features content in multiple regional languages from different genres, including fashion, comedy, entertainment, singing, sports, news, and more. You can share all videos directly to your WhatsApp status.
Roposo also offers small rewards for creating content on the platform in the form of coins. Currently, 10,000 Roposo coins are equivalent to Rs 10; the same can be redeemed for Paytm cash.
As for creating videos, you get multiple filters and effects to choose from. Moreover, one can change video speed, exposure, and add music and stickers. There’s also a unique beauty effect to smoothen skin tones.
- Ample editing features
- Roposo rewards
- Regional languages
- Buggy at times
Developed by: Gurgaon-based developers
Play Store Rating: 3.8 | Apple Store: 4.4
Triller is a social video app where people can show their personality, music, dances, and more. Many Indian & international celebrities including Selena Gomez, Kevin Hart, Justin Bieber, Armaan Malik, etc. are available on the platform.
The app gets a familiar interface with TikTok-like navigation gestures. There are different tabs for following, music, and social, based on what you want to see. Besides, there’s an explore section to watch trends, recommendations, and genres.
Triller uses a unique auto-edit algorithm that automatically edits various takes into one. Plus, you get 100+ amazing filters to choose from, which are regularly updated as per the trends.
You can either make music dubs or social videos. It also lets you collaborate with friends and other people on the platform.
- Quality content
- Auto-edit algorithm
- Bunch of unique filters
- Minor glitches
Developed by: Triller Inc, USA
Play Store Rating: 4.3 | Apple Store: 4.7
Funimate is not only a video-sharing app but also a great video editor with way better editing options than TikTok. It features a plethora of video & text effects, animations, sleek transitions, and glitch effects, which help you unleash your creativity.
You can do multilayer editing, add sparkling particles, colorful backgrounds, and whatnot. Moreover, Funimate has the most intuitive and responsive UI of all the apps mentioned in the list.
It currently has 10 million installs on Google Play Store. You can use it either as a TikTok alternative or standalone video editor for creating videos for other platforms.
- Quality content
- Highly responsive UI
- A wide array of video effects
Developed by: AVCR Inc, Turkey
Play Store Rating: 4.4 | Apple Store: 4.7
Wrapping Up- Best TikTok Alternatives
So these were some of the best, handpicked alternatives to TikTok for Android and iOS. Out of all, my favorite is Triller for its auto edit algorithm. Nevertheless, you can use any of the above platforms based on your liking.
If the one you want to create content on doesn’t have enough editing features, you can always use Funimate for video editing. Anyway, do let me know your favorite app in the comments below.