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Homegrown TikTok rival Chingari on fire

“We were experiencing 50,000 downloads per hour earlier, and suddenly, after the news (of TikTok ban) broke, the number jumped to 100,000 downloads per hour,” said Sumit Ghosh, cofounder and chief product officer of Chingari. “We weren’t expecting a ban, it was like a sixer on the last ball,” he told ET.

Chingari, a made-in-India alternative to the hugely popular short form video app TikTok, has seen a massive spurt in downloads and active users over the last 24 hours after the Indian government banned TikTok and several other Chinese apps over security concerns.

“We were experiencing ...

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