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Chingari, a Made in India alternative to TikTok racks up over 1 million downloads in 15 days

On: June 29, 2020

TikTok is without a doubt one of the most popular social media platforms these days. At one point, the app even raced past the likes of Instagram and others. The app commands a lot of attention thanks to collaborations with celebrities and popular influencers. You can now find several apps which emulate the TikTok concept, and several of these are made by Indian developers.

Also read: Top TikTok alternatives: check out these 5 Indian apps

One such app is Chingari, which has been widely promoted as the ‘Desi’ alternative to TikTok. The app was launched in 2018, but has recently witnessed a surge in popularity. According to the app’s developers, Chingari witnessed a record growth in the last few days and has recorded over 2.5 million downloads.

Chingari downloaded over 1 million times in just 15 days

The Chingari app lets users browse from 20+ categories of content

The Chingari app lets users browse from 20+ categories of content

The Chingari app was developed by Sumit Ghosh from Bhilai, Biswatma Nayak, a developer hailing from Odisha and Siddharth Gautam from Karnataka. The app was launched two years ago and released officially on the Google Play Store in November 2018. However, it was only recently that the app jumped into the spotlight. Ghosh revealed, “We are receiving an overwhelming response from Indian users and as per recent stats, the app has more than 25 lakh downloads.

The biggest advantage of the Chingari app is that it’s vernacular and is available in multiple Indian languages. User can browse and create content in English, Hindi, Bengali, Marathi, Gujarati, Punjabi and more. Users can browse through over 20 categories of entertaining and informative videos on the app. They can also download, like and share them with their friends. As per Chingari, over 10,000 content creators are creating varying content across categories like trending news, entertainment news, funny videos, video songs, wishes, love quotes, WhatsApp status video and more.

The app has been rated 4.7 stars on the Google Play Store at the time of writing this.

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