List Of 59 Chinese Apps Banned By India: TikTok, Helo, UC Browser, ShareIt


A few days ago, Indian intelligence agencies presented a list of Chinese apps to the government urging lawmakers to ban the app. Now, India has finally acted upon it and decided to ban 59 Chinese apps that include popular apps like TikTok, Helo, UC Browser, Shareit, and more.

These Chinese apps have been banned by the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) of India citing it as threat to country’s sovereignty, integrity and national security.

Complete list of Chinese apps banned by India today

  1. Tiktok
  2. Shareit
  3. Helo
  4. UC Browser
  5. Baidu map
  6. Shein
  7. Clash of Kings
  8. DU battery saver
  9. Kwai
  10. Likee
  11. YouCam makeup
  12. Mi Community
  13. CM Browser
  14. Virus Cleaner
  15. APUS Browser
  16. ROMWE
  17. Club Factory
  18. Newsdog
  19. Beutry Plus
  20. WeChat
  21. UC News
  22. QQ Mail
  23. Weibo
  24. Xender
  25. Cache Cleaner DU App studio
  26. DU Cleaner
  27. DU Browser
  28. Hago Play With New Friends
  29. Cam Scanner
  30. Clean Master – Cheetah Mobile
  31. Wonder Camera
  32. Photo Wonder
  33. QQ Music
  34. QQ Newsfeed
  35. Bigo Live
  36. SelfieCity
  37. Mail Master
  38. Parallel Space
  39. Mi Video Call – Xiaomi
  40. WeSync
  41. ES File Explorer
  42. Viva Video – QU Video Inc
  43. Meitu
  44. Vigo Video
  45. New Video Status
  46. DU Recorder
  47. Vault- Hide
  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

Why did India ban Chinese apps?

MeitY says the government investigated the apps after receiving several complaints from the public domain against apps that allegedly harvested Indian user data. The ban is applicable to apps on both iOS and Android devices as well as any non-mobile counterparts.

Moreover, these Chinese apps were allegedly found siphoning data in an organized manner and sending it to servers outside the country. The government says that this step will likely put an end to such data theft by malicious apps.

What’s your opinion on this? Do you think it’s right to ban an app based on its country of origin? Leave your comments below!

Manisha Priyadarshini

Manisha Priyadarshini

An Editor and a Tech Journalist with a software development background. I am a big fan of technology and memes. At Fossbytes, I cover all aspects of tech but my specific area of interest is Programming and Development.
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