The ban on TikTok hasn’t turned the fortunes of its made-in-India rivals

Replacing TikTok is going to be a long and arduous journey for India’s homegrown apps.

Between June 29, when India banned a slew of Chinese apps, and July 4, little has changed for Sharechat, InMobi’s Roposo, Chingari, and Mitron, Indian apps that position themselves as “TikTok’s rivals,” data from Kalagato show.

Based on data collected from over 5 million smartphone users in India, the analytics firm said these Indian apps are still installed on far fewer smartphones than TikTok was before the ban.

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