Indian govt bans 59 Chinese app including TikTok, UC Browser, Helo, Shareit

Indian Govt has decided to ban 59 Chinese apps due to security and privacy issue . These 59 apps include some of the most popular apps like TikTok, UC Browser, Helo, Shareit and more. See the full list below. This decision is taken by the govt to ensure the safety and protect the privacy of Indian users.

TikTok app

List of Chinese apps banned by Indian Govt

  1. TikTok
  2. Shareit
  3. Kwai
  4. UC Browser
  5. Baidu Map
  6. Shein
  7. Clash of Kings
  8. Helo
  9. Likee
  10. DU Battery Saver
  11. YouCam Makeup
  12. Mi Community
  13. CM Browser
  14. APUS Browser
  15. Virus Cleaner
  16. ROMWE
  17. Club Factory
  18. NewsDog
  19. Beauty Plus
  20. WeChat
  21. UC News
  22. QQ Mail
  23. Weibo
  24. Xender
  25. QQ Music
  26. QQ Newsfeed
  27. Bigo Live
  28. SelfieCity
  29. Mail Master
  30. Parallel Space
  31. Mi Video Call
  32. WeSync
  33. ES File Explorer
  34. Viva Video
  35. Meitu
  36. Vigo Video
  37. New Video Status
  38. DU Recorder
  39. Vault – Hide
  40. Cache Cleaner DU App Studio
  41. DU Cleaner
  42. DU Browser
  43. Hago
  44. Cam Scanner
  45. Clean Master – Cheetah Mobile
  46. Wonder Camera
  47. Photo Wonder
  48. QQ Player
  49. We Meet
  50. Sweet Selfie
  51. Baidu Translate
  52. Vmate
  53. QQ International
  54. QQ Security Center
  55. QQ Launcher
  56. U Video
  57. V Fly Status Video
  58. Mobile Legends
  59. DU Privacy

The ministry said that we have received many complaints from various sources about the misuse of mobile apps on both Android and iOS platform. The apps were stealing users data and sending data servers outside India. This creates a risk about the security and privacy of users thus the govt has taken this step to prevent these kinds of actions.

An official notice says that the apps have been banned under the section of 69A of the Information Techology Act. According to the Act, these apps are “Prejudicial to the sovereignty and Integrity of India, defense of India, security of the state, and public order. WeChat is included in the list which is developed by Tencent but surprisingly PUBG is not in the list which is also developed by the Tencent.