Indian ‘TikTok Alternative’ Chingari App Crosses 1 Crore Downloads in 22 Days


With the ban of TikTok, it’s desi alternative ‘Chingari’ has seen an overnight rise in downloads. Earlier, the app had reached the milestone of 3 million downloads in just 10 days, and now, it has achieved over 10 million downloads in less than 22 days on Google Play store.

The short video platform is also among the top two free apps on Google Play Store since a week, Chingari’s Co-founder Sumit Ghosh shared that the app was seeing over 10 lakh views per 30 minutes soon after the ban on TikTok was announced.

“It is so heartening to see that we are surpassing our own record each day. Our retention numbers and the app’s daily engagement time are also witnessing a solid increase. We thank all our users for their trust and would like to invite all others to join our Made in India app for the daily dose of entertainment. Our team is working round the clock to provide all our customers with a seamless experience,”

Biswatma Nayak, Co-founder of the Chingari app.

The TikTok-like Chingari app was founded by two Bengaluru-based programmers, Biswatma Nayak and Siddharth Gautam. Just like TikTok, the short-video making app Chingari allows a user to download and upload videos alongside with features like chat with friends, interact with new people, share content, browse through feed, and more.

The app is available in multiple languages including English, Hindi, Bangla, Gujarati, Marathi, Kannada, Punjabi, Malayalam, Tamil, and Telugu. Users can download it from Google Play Store and Apple’s App Store.

Notably, Chingari is more rewarding than Chinese app TikTok as creators on Chingari don’t just get fame but money as well for the content they upload on the app.

Chingari pays a content creator on the basis of how viral the video becomes. For every video that is uploaded on the Chingari app, you get points (per view) that can be redeemed for money.

A Chingari user can creative with WhatsApp status, Videos, Audio clips, GIF stickers, and photos. The app also offers access to Trending News, Entertainment News, Funny Videos, Song Videos, Wishes, Love Quotes, Status Videos, Good Morning and Good Night Videos, Shayaris, Clips, and Memes we well.

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