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Snack Video: Another China-developed app taking TikTok’s place in India

Snack Video escaped the wide-ranging government ban on Chinese apps, and in August it was the most downloaded video app on App Store and Google Play. Following Snack is MX Player’s TakaTak, data shared by Sensor Tower shows.
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Sensor Tower counted 34 million downloads for Snack in August and 18 million for first 15 days of September.
Sensor Tower counted 34 million downloads for Snack in August and 18 million for first 15 days of September.
NEW DELHI: Deprived of their TikTok fix, Indians have reached out to Snack, the short-video app run from offices in Singapore but developed by Chinese parent Kuaishou Technology. A close second alternative to TikTok is MX Player’s TakaTak. MX Player is owned by Times Internet Limited. Snack Video escaped the wide-ranging government ban on Chinese apps, and in August
its short video Reels feature in India after the TikTok ban — were estimated at 12.6 million for August and 7.3 million for September 1-15. Other apps such as Roposo, Trell and Los Angeles-based Triller saw fewer downloads in August and first half of September. None of the companies owning these apps responded to ET’s questions till press time.
NEW DELHI: Deprived of their TikTok fix, Indians have reached out to Snack, the short-video app run from offices in Singapore but developed by Chinese parent Kuaishou Technology. A close second alternative to TikTok is MX Player’s TakaTak. MX Player is owned by Times Internet Limited. Snack Video escaped the wide-ranging government ban on Chinese apps, and in August its short video Reels feature in India after the TikTok ban — were estimated at 12.6 million for August and 7.3 million for September 1-15. Other apps such as Roposo, Trell and Los Angeles-based Triller saw fewer downloads in August and first half of September. None of the companies owning these apps responded to ET’s questions till press time.

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