Two months have passed since tiktok was banned by India. Since June 29, modi government has expelled 106 applications with Chinese background from the Indian market, especially in the field of short video, leaving a huge vacuum. 200 million Indian users, and 1.2 million creators there, have to look for new platforms. < / P > < p > at the same time, in less than two months, more than 100 similar apps have appeared in India, which can be said to be a mixture of good and bad. However, there is still no app that can replace tiktok, and these apps are hard to match in terms of user experience and impact. The creators are struggling to find a new platform, and their efforts have been burned down. Class, caste, rich and poor differences, these barriers between people were once broken by tiktok’s diversity. Now, all kinds of fissures are emerging again. < p > < p > netizens are also trying various ways to continue using tiktok. According to the napal times, young people in India’s northern border region continue to use tiktok with Nepalese phone cards. As a result of the epidemic, local blockade was implemented, but the desire for communication continued in the virtual space. < p > < p > on June 29, the day after tiktok was banned, the changari server, a local short video application in India, crashed. A large number of tiktok users have migrated here, which is beyond the endurance limit of this product. Chief product officer sumette gosh explained on twitter, “100000 downloads per hour, please wait! We are debugging the server and will start and run as soon as possible! ” < / P > < p > careful people will find that many Indian apps, including changari, almost copy tiktok in terms of page function and user experience. As like as two peas, Sumit Ghosh has made a special explanation. “When the original TikTok users moved to Changari, we didn’t want them to adapt to the new user experience, but just want them to feel the same as they used to be.” < p > < p > paradoxically, after the Indian government banned tiktok in the name of security, these native apps have been exposed to have security risks. A cyber security researcher has found that he can easily access any Chingari account for details. Another app, Mitron, doesn’t even have a clear privacy policy. < / P > < p > on July 2, the third day tiktok was banned, Mitron received $2 million in seed funding. The app went on sale in April this year, with more than 33 million downloads on Google play in the past four months, making it one of the top stores in the world. Indian Minister of communications and information technology Prasad congratulated the founder of Mitron, calling the app “a great platform” in response to tiktok. In a country that values caste, even applications are classified according to a similar logic, “made in India” has become a digital lineage. However, “made in India”, which the Indian government is proud of, has encountered an embarrassing reality. It has been reported by the Indian media that the source code of Mitron is a packaged version purchased from qboxus, a software developer in Pakistan, and originated from a Shanzhai application called tictic developed by the Pakistani company. In an interview, co-founder shivank admitted the incident. At first, there were only two people in the company. In order to launch the app as soon as possible, they directly purchased the code template from a certain platform. < / P > < p > at the same time, there are more than 100 similar Shanzhai apps in Google App store, such as toktik, tiktik, Tik India, tkatak and takatak. These names are enough to confuse the false with the true. In India, such a Shanzhai strategy can indeed achieve certain results. In the first week of tiktok’s ban, both tiktik India and Tik KIK had more than two million downloads. However, many people are not optimistic about these native apps, they are just to copy tiktok. All kinds of make complaints about

are as like as two peas in the Google Play comment area of these applications, the “TikTok perfect replica”, “the same as TikTok”, and the problems of Tucao are numerous, such as unable to log in, flashing without reason, and spam. There are also a lot of apps. < / P > < p > compared with the wild growth of Indian native app, the short video products from the United States are a bit bleak. On July 11, Facebook just closed Lasso, a short video platform that imitates tiktok, and its instagram launched reels function in India. As of August 16, the download growth rate of instagram was basically the same as that of the month before reels was launched, and the daily activity of users had not changed. And make complaints about Reels’s user experience. < / P > < p > “with tiktok, I can post an interesting video in 15 seconds, and on reels, it takes me five minutes.” This is what a media reporter said when talking about the use of feelings. < / P > < p > after tiktok was banned, many Indian users are still trying various ways to log back in to the app. According to statistics, the number of visits to India by expressvpn, a virtual network service provider, has increased by 22%. According to the napal times, in the border towns of India with Nepal, such as giogbani, Siliguri, laksur and sunawli, local young people continue to visit tiktok with the help of Nepal’s SIM cards. < / P > < p > some creators are also trying to stay in tiktok. Geet is a social worker on tiktok with more than 10 million fans. Her main content is English teaching and inspirational speech. Due to spinal cord injury, geet has been accompanied by a wheelchair. The short video platform has brought a new light to her life, and her inspirational experience has inspired many people, especially those in remote areas and slums. After tiktok was banned, geet is still working on ways to continue creating educational videos on tiktok. < / P > < p > but most creators still have to choose to find a new platform. Goraf Jane is a tiktok creator whose video works are mainly about mental health. He is 25 years old and has just reached 1 million fans. He was contacted by a start-up medical enterprise, hoping to conduct business cooperation and produce popular science content. However, the sudden ban on the content market has just come to an end. Now, Jane’s tiktok account has stopped updating. < / P > < p > “after that, everyone felt very confused. Some went to Chingari, others went to roposo. My fans may be scattered to these new platforms, and no app can be as popular as it used to be. It’s not just me, it’s true for many creators. ” Said Jane. < / P > < p > in mid August, Indian media revealed that as early as the end of July, reliance group, India’s largest private enterprise, had begun to contact byte hop, which might invest in tiktok’s Indian business. At present, the negotiation is at an early stage. The owner of reliance group is Mukesh Ambani, the richest man in India, and has a close relationship with the Indian government. < / P > < p > once working with reliance group, tiktok will likely return to India, which undoubtedly brings hope to many tiktok users and creators. According to a recent survey by YouGov, a market research and data analysis firm, more than 60% of Indians still want the government to lift the ban on tiktok. Global Tech