11 Indian Alternatives To Popular Foreign Apps That You Can Download & Use

With the government promoting ‘vocal for local’, Indian sentiment to use homegrown products and apps has grown stronger.

So, if you too are looking for homegrown apps, created by Indians for Indians, to replace the foreign ones, then this article is for you.

1. Koo instead of Twitter

Founded by: Aprameya Radhakrishna and Mayank Bidawatka
Koo is a homegrown app that was launched in March last year. It is an Indian alternative to Twitter and it has become the talk of the town as it offers a Twitter-like experience but in Indian languages. It is available on iOS and Android, and it also has a webpage. The app rose to prominence after it won the government’s Aatmanirbhar Bharat app challenge in 2020.
Click here to download. 


2. Chingari instead of TikTok

Founded by: Biswatma Nayak and Siddharth Gautam
TikTok was hugely popular in India but, unfortunately it was banned in India last year by the Indian givernment due to privacy issues. However, there’s an Indian alternative to it- Chingari. It’s a short video app just like TikTok and it’s available for Android and iOS. Even Chingari pays its content creators based on how viral their videos are. The app also features trending news, entertainment and a variety of short videos that can be downloaded and shared.
Click here to download. 

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