It is a fact that TikTok has brought a short video revolution in the world. It has got exponential popularity and acceptance throughout the world. Indian Authorities banned approximately 200 apps due to a border tussle with the Chinese Government including Tiktok. The short video platform had a huge fan following in India. A sudden ban on Tiktok left a wide gap in the short video ecosystem. Indian companies tried to woo the Tiktok fans in India with the launch of different short video platforms. Among those firms, a few got immense popularity and they are still ruling the hearts of Indian Short Video platform lovers.
Do you want to join an Indian Short Video App? What are the most popular Indian short video apps you can use? We have gone through the major desi short video platforms. Finally, we have curated a list of the top 5 short video apps you can try:
Ver Se Innovation developed Josh, one of the most popular desi video app in India. Top investors like Google, Microsft have contributed the funds for this app. It works the same way as Tiktok. It provides contents in different languages including English, Hindi, Malayalam, Telugu, Kannada, and more.
At Google Play Store, it holds the fifth rank among the free apps in the social category. So far, it has a total of 50 Million+ downloads on the Play Store. More than 3.26 lakhs users have provided an average rating of 4.2 to this short video platform.
On the iOS platform, Josh has 37th rank In the social networking category. An average ranking of 4 by more than three thousand users indicates its acceptance over the Apple platform.
Moj Is a short video platform developed by ShareChat, which got unicorn status recently. It had a record-breaking 50000 downloads within two days in July. Moj is known for its funny filters and AI editing tool that makes it popular among the masses. It supports 15 languages, including English, Hindi, Urdu, Assamese, Bengali, Odia, Tamil, etc.
Currently, Moj ranks second among the free apps in the Social category of the Google Play Store. It has a total of 100 Million+ downloads. It has immense popularity among young users. An average ranking of 4.2 by 6.32 lakhs users indicates the whopping popularity of Moj.
On App Store also, it is a popular short video platform. It ranks fifth among the social networking apps. Not only that, but it has also a 4.5 average rating of more than 33.9k users.
3. MX TakaTak
MX TakaTak belongs to MX Media. It has a lot of similarities with TikTok. The name TakaTak itself is inspired by the Chinese app. MX TakaTak got immense popularity due to its quick social platform sharing feature. It also provides the latest technological solution to edit short videos. Local languages support make it more interesting for remote users. You can access MX TakaTak in local languages like Gujarati, Marathi, Punjabi, and more. In February 2021, it became the most downloaded app in India.
MX TakaTak occupies the eighth rank among the free apps of the Social category. More than 100 million users have downloaded it up to now. Among these users, 5.5 lakhs+ have given it an average rating of 4.2.
On Play Store, MX TakaTak is the first choice among the local short video apps. It has an average rating of 4.4 by whopping 61k users. iOS store has categorised it in the entertainment section and it ranks 12th in this category.
Chingari, Bharat ka Naya entertainment destination, has been in the news for its amazing fan base. It has won the AtamNirbhar App competition conducted by the Indian Government. Recently, it also raised a $13 million fund led by OnMobile. Salman Khan is one of the star investors in the Chingari app. It also provides support in so many local languages.
On Google Play Store, it has a total of 10Million+ downloads. 1 79 lakh+ users have rated it 4.2 out of 5. This app comes under the category of social apps. Chingari has a very limited presence on App Store.
Mitron took the first-mover advantage when Tiktok was banned in India. It showed amazing growth. Mitron also had few major controversies. One of them is the linkage with Pakistani developers. There was a report that Mitron was a repackaged version of TicTic, a Pakistani app. Experts also raised security issues related to Mitron. In June, Google Play Store also removed the app from its platform due to a violation of different rules. Later, it was restored on Play Store.
Currently, Mitron has 10 million+ downloads on Play Store. Compared to other short video apps, its user rating is down. Approximately 4 lakh users have provided a rating of 3.9 to the Mitron app. As per the recent data, Mitron could not establish itself on Play Store. It has a very limited user base on the iOS platform.
Note: Apps position in the article don’t represent their actual ranking.