India based social media apps have seen a surge in the country and around the worlds, after the ban on the use of tik tok and some other Chinese app in India. The country Prime Minister has been asking citizen to switch their usage to Made in India apps to work toward what we envision as an Atma Nirbhar Bharat which is the Prime Minister vision to make India a country self sufficient.
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Social Media Apps Made in India
Sharechat Social Media App
ShareChat is an Indian social networking app. It is a social networking service that is becoming one of the best social networking apps for chatting with its headquarters in Bangalore, India. Mohalla Tech SA Ltd is the parent company and they were the ones who developed the app. Its initial launch was during the month of January 2015. ShareChat is available on GooglePlay and also for iOS users. You can use Share Chat in more than 15 different languages.
The company was started by Ankush Sachdeva, Bhanu Pratap Singh and Farid Ahsan who graduated from IIT Kanpur. This mobile app has more than 250 million monthly active users.
ShareChat offers features including private messaging. You can even tags people in video using this platforms. This platform also allows you to share social content with other unknown users like videos, jokes, songs and other content based on language. (Social Media App)
ShareChat’s parent company, Mohalla tech, has acquired a few companies lately, including Transversal, a tech-owned short video platform; Elanic, which is an online fashion marketplace based in Bangalore; Member, which is a platform for discovering and sharing memes, and Circle Internet, which is a hyperlocal information platform. All of the above platforms were acquired for undisclosed amounts.
Koo Social Media App
The app was previously known as Ku Koo Ku. It was founded by Aprameya Radhakrishna, current CEO of the app, and Mayank Bidawatka. In 2020, the app won the Governments of India Atma nirbhar Apps Innovations Challenges.
The app won the Aatmanirbhar App Challenge, which was organized by the Indian government to encourage local innovation. While Koo has many of the same capabilities as Twitter, it also allows users to post in Indian languages other than Hindi. (Social Media App)
One of Koo selling point is that it is available in numerous Indian languages. and to connect with Indian in Indian language, it says on its websites. Koo can be used on a computer website or on a mobile device app. It is available on the Google Play and Apple App Stores, and users can sign up with their phone number. Koo currently supports English, Kannada, Tamil, Marathi and Telegu. Support for Bengali, Gujarati, Oriya, Malayalam, Punjabi and Assamese is also in the pipeline, according to its website. A user can type up to 400 characters of text, which is higher than Twitter’s limit of 280 characters. All multimedia features including audio and video recording are also supported by Koo.
Chingari Social Media App
Chingari is a shorts video platforms based in India. It was released in the year 2018 in the month of November. It is a social networking and video sharing service where users can create short videos.
Chingari allows its users to create videos that provide features of lip sync, dance, movie dialogue with voiceover, etc. The TikTok ban has led this social media video app to gain a lot of popularity in India.
moj Social Media App
Moj app is a video sharing social media platform and its parent company is ShareChat, and it is owned by Mohalla Tech Private Ltd. Moj App was founded by Ankush Sachdeva, Bhanu Pratap Singh & Farid Ahsan. It was founded immediately after TikTok along with other Chinese apps were banned in India after the India-China situation in 2020.
The social media platform began its journey on June 29, 2020 and in just two days, 50,000 downloads were made from the Google Play Store. The main features it offers are special effects, emoticons to use in your videos, and others. Different genres of videos can be made like comedy, education, dance, and acting. The duration of the videos can be from 15 seconds to 1 minute.
The app is becoming one of the most popular social networks with support in more than 15 languages and as of January 2023, it surpassed 100 million downloads. In 2023, it generated $102 million in revenue.
Leher Social Media App
Leher is an Indian social media platform that provide space for audio & video discussion. It was founded in the year 2018 in the month of August by Atul Jaju and Vikas Malpani. It is a live discussion platform and any topic can be discussed here with your community and friends. You can also join the discussions of your favorite topics here.
It is easier to interact with the audience and one can do live Q&A, poll comments and can also send a direct message to the person you want. The person who hosts a discussion and invites other people of their choice to the discussion and may ask them to participate in it. Stickers and Emoji reactions are also offered to users to make the discussion more fun.
Mitron Social Media App
Shivank Agarwal and Anish Khandelwal launched Mitron on April 11, 2020. It is a video sharing app that gives you the feature to create, edit and share your videos. At only 26Mb in size, it can easily fit in your phone space without any problem.
The features it offers include a wide variety of transitions and special effects. Other than that, users can edit their videos as per their requirements and there are several types of audio to choose from and they can be used in your video. The app is free. Mitron offers more than 15 different categories of content. This app is very populars in the Indian shorts video content ecosystems.
There are many other famous social media apps based in India and we will definitely be able to find many more different social media platforms in the future. Some apps like Houseparty, a messaging platform Trell, which is similar to Pinterest, Helo, and Vero social media platforms, and many more.
What is the first Indian social media app?
Bharatam is India first proprietary social media platform. It is a platform of the Indian, by the Indian & for the Indian.
How many Indians apps are there in India?
There are more than 161,022 app from Indian publisher on Google Play Store.
What apps are banned in India?
Some apps that are banned in India are: