TikTok’s gone, now what? 5 alternate video sharing apps

5 alternate video sharing apps

Remember when mom used to lock up our phones as punishment for neglecting our studies? Yeah, that’s pretty much how it felt when the government decided to ban TikTok. They might have had good reason, but it feels like living without oxygen (that sounds like an exaggeration, but the content on TikTok had been a lifesaver during the lockdown).

But thankfully, though we only had one phone back in the day, today there are many other TikToks out there that can help us get through the rest of 2020. And some of them are a hundred percent Indian.

Like Doobidoo

Doobidoo is a new entrant in the video sharing app world, but it’s already setting it on fire. It lets you make and share videos in categories such as dance, music, comedy, TV, travel, fitness, romance, you-name-it. Record a video, upload it in a jiffy thanks to it’s superfast UX and watch your videos go viral without needing to have a million followers and a blue tick.

But Doobidoo doesn’t have to be your only Indian-made video sharing app. There’s also…

Bolo Indya

Bolo Indya does what it’s name suggests. It gives a voice on the web to the creativity of thousands of Indians (it already has over 100,000 users). Between ‘10 exercises to get six-pack abs’ or ‘10 ways to style a shirt to hide those extra inches of flab’, the stars of Bolo Indya cover a wide variety of videos that will keep you hooked. 

Chingari

With over 25 million downloads on the App Store and Play store as of July 2020, this video making and sharing app is lighting up the social media universe. And with the option of making videos in over 20 languages such as English, Hindi, Bangla, Gujarati, Marathi, Kannada, Punjabi, Malayalam, Tamil, and Telugu, is there any wonder why? The many TikTok addicts of India have not had to go through detachment issues, because with a very similar content creation experience, Chingari has been a more than adequate replacement. 

But while a clone version of TikTok is nice, you can also use this opportunity to try out a different kind of video making experience. 

Like the one offered by Funimate 

From video loops to slow motion videos to even merging your video footage with that of your friends, Funimate is like the pro version of TikTok. It’s got a video library as massive as the fan following you can make on it. Plus, when deciding which of its 20+ advanced video effects to apply on your video, it’ll make you feel like an expert filmmaker trying to find the right look for your work of art.

Okay, maybe we’re trying too hard to sell it, but once you use it, you’ll understand why.

Instagram Reels

If you don’t know what Instagram Reels is, you’ve probably been living under a rock and don’t even know that TikTok has been banned in India.

This short-video making feature on our favourite social media platform was introduced barely days after the ban was announced. And since then, it’s been a ‘shoulder to lean on’ for TikTok fans not just in India, but around the world. Just like every other Insta feature, this one has tons of filters and is very simple to use. 

We’d say ‘go ahead and try it’, but you probably already are, aren’t you?