Roposo: TikTok India rival adding five lakh users per hour
New Delhi : Days after India banned TikTok and 58 other Chinese applications the short-video platform stopped working for its 200 million users. Soon after, they moved towards signing up on the Indian alternative of the application – Roposo.
Two weeks after, Roposo, has said that they are peaking at 5 lakh new users signing up per hour. The company is now expecting around 100 million users by the end of this month. This is just the double the number of users it had before the lockdown.
The trouble on TikTok has added to Roposo's popularity.
The ban from Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government covered other big Chinese names such as Alibaba Group Holding Ltd’s UC Web mobile browser and Tencent Holdings Ltd’s WeChat messaging app, and came amid a border face-off between India and China.
India has cited privacy and security concerns behind the decision to ban these Chinese applications. The move has paved way for many Indian companies to take the benefit of the situation.