As we all are aware that government has banned many apps as per the, but this is not a reason to worry we have alternatives against banned apps. This is a great way to promote local so that the Indian economy gets benefit and is pushed further.

Let us just get quickly to the apps now to know the alternative applications which can be used instead of banned apps.

Few banned short video platforms are TikTok, Helo, Big Libe, Vigo Video, Vmate, U Video, and Kwai. These are really popular with Indians. Also, many of the artists make a huge amount of money from these apps.

You need not worry as there are many apps that are in existence and can be used as an alternative are following:





As per the sources, Zee5 is also working to launch a short video platform.


Translation app Baidu is for translation. This is banned, but we already have few translation apps which can be a great alternative for it.

Google Translate

Hi Translate

The above mentioned apps are the ones that we use commonly.


We cannot use Social platforms like We Meet, We Chat in India now. Further, We use the apps for social networking. But, we already have popular platforms for social networking like




Moreover, by all means, We use these app are more popular and widely platforms.

In India there is also restriction on some file sharing apps like ShareIt, Xender, ES File Explorer. Moreover, these are amongst the apps which we use popularly. The alternatives already exist which may not be so popular.

The ones that can solve the same purpose are as following:

Files Go

Send Anywhere

Google Drive


Share All

Jio Switch

Smart share


There are restrictions on few browsers also which and we use them in India. Moreover, the names of the browsers are UC Browser, DC Browser, CM Browser, APUS Browser.

The alternative browsers against them are as following:

Google Chrome

Mozilla Firefox

Microsoft Edge


Jio Browser

Mobile Legend is also banned against which we can use Fortnite Battle Royale, Legends of Legends, PUBG.

Further, we cannot use Baidu map app in India now, but we have Google Maps, Apple Maps for locations.


There are many shopping platforms that were earlier a lot in use by us, but now we cannot use them. Shein, Club Factory, ROMW, are the few names.

The are many other alternative shopping portals that we can use which are as following:






Additionally, one of the most used scanning apps that we find in all phones was Camscanner. But, now that is a banned app in India. We have many alternative apps which are following:

Adobe Scan

Microsoft Office Lens

Photo Scan


There are some photo editing apps that can make one look better that are also banned. Further, we cannot use YouCam makeup, SelfieCity, Meitu now. Moreover, the alternative apps that we can use for the same purpose are B612 Beauty & Filter Camera.

Battery saving app named DU battery saver is now restricted to be used, but the alternate apps against this are Battery Saver & Charge Optimize.


Newsfeed for being updated from time to time are really important as we do not have a lot of time for reading the whole news but few Newsfeed apps cannot be used now. News dog, UC News, QQ Newsfeed, are used for the same that are banned now. 

Instead, you can use

Google News

Apple News


This is a short blog to update you on what apps you can use instead of the apps that are banned. You can use these apps and let your work be done.

I have got more career and communication advice and inspiration for you at

The famous courses I have for people are Fearless communicator blueprintCareer growth blueprint.

To join the community for free courses – community career growth mastermind. 


About the Author: Anju Jindal

Anju is a trainer, entrepreneur, and career growth specialist who helps students, working professionals, women, and Job seekers to reach out to their goals by implementing a Career Growth plan

To get latest updates follow me on social media

Related course

English Speaking course

Related series