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Friends app emerged as an alternative to TikTok, downloaded over 25 million times

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India’s Answer to TikTok Mitron App Hits 25 Million Downloads

Bengaluru After the ban on Chinese short video sharing app TikTok, which has become quite famous on the Internet, indigenous apps offering features like that are becoming increasingly popular. One such indigenous app for short videos is very much in discussion these days, which has more than 25 million users downloaded so far. Friends said that his app has been downloaded more than 25 million times from the Google Play store and he is soon gaining ground among people.

Amid tensions over LAC in Ladakh, anti-China sentiment has emerged as a domestic alternative to friends Ticketock. However, this app was removed from the Google Play store some time ago for violation of technical policy. After the issues raised by Google were corrected, the app has not only made a re-appearance on Google, but it has become increasingly popular among people after the ban on TickTalk.

India decided to ban TickTalk at the end of last month due to national security concerns and with this the popularity of friends further increased. The Bengaluru-based app claimed on Tuesday that around 40 million videos are viewed on the platform per hour, while around 1 million new videos are made per day.

This app was created by two computer science engineers. It has been built by Shivank Aggarwal, an alumnus of the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Roorkee and Anish Khandelwal, an alumnus of the Vishvesvaraya National Institute of Technology, Nagpur, Maharashtra, which was launched in April this year. Aggarwal said in a statement that it is incredibly exciting to see about 1 million new videos per day on the Friends platform.

This post was published on July 8, 2020 10:23 am

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