This post was most recently updated on May 27th, 2021
The journey from the world of telegrams to the world of emails and text messages has been worth traveling. The world today is impatient and restless, unlike the olden times. We are all eager to share our joy and sorrow and stay updated with the happenings around the world.
The birth of the internet and various social media platforms has made it effortless for us to know about anything within few minutes.
It is an age-old debate whether the increasing effect of social media is an advantage or a disadvantage. For some of us, it is a source of entertainment, while for some; it has become a medium of earning. If everyone using the social media platforms is clear about their aim of using it, then it is safe and not addictive.
But once there is any misuse, the intervention of the high authorities in the society deems necessary. Today I am going to introduce you to one such entertaining application that is greatly loved by people all over the world. So, continue reading to find out everything about the application.
FOUNDATION OF SNACK VIDEO
Kuaishou is popularly known as Snack Video in India and Kwai in the rest of the world. It came into existence in the year 2011 through the joint efforts of Su Hua and Cheng Yixiao. Snack Video, as the name suggests is a video-sharing mobile application designed by Beijing Kuaishou Technology Co. Ltd has its headquarters in Beijing, China.
WHAT IS SNACK VIDEO?
The main aim of this application is to allow users to share the moments that make them happy and bring a smile to everyone who watches it. Here the viewers are free to skip and watch what they like according to categories such as sports, news, music, news, sports, and many more.
The exciting and funny world of short videos is widely appreciated by all the users around the world.
In 2020, Snack Video Application had set the record of becoming one of the most downloaded entertainment applications on Google Play Store and App Store. The love it has received has also served in successfully defeating the popular social media platform named TikTok. It also allows the users to share funny and creative videos with their acquaintances on social media platforms like Facebook, Whatsapp, and Instagram.
IS SNACK VIDEO SAFE AND LEGAL?
We are all aware of the recent conflicts that have been arising between the Chinese Government and the rest of the world. Several allegations are imposed on all the Chinese applications asserting their failure in safeguarding the privacy of the users. The app does not have any age restriction and is open for downloading by any age group.
When numerous reports involving the death and suicide of the users while filming the videos came to light, the Government of India decided to take strict actions. It has declared Snack Video App to be unsafe, especially for the younger generation, as it portrays immoral and sensual content.
IS THE APP BANNED IN INDIA?
The Government of India realized that the Chinese applications are opposing the sovereignty and integrity of the nation. So on 29th June 2020, it decided to impose a ban on 59 mobile applications falling under Chinese jurisdiction.
Some of them include TikTok, SHAREit, Helo Lite, and PUBG Mobile. Soon after the ban of TikTok, a popular video-making application, Snack Video App started to gain popularity.
But its popularity was limited until the source of its operation got discovered. The Indian Cyber Crime Coordination Center highlighted the stealing of privacy information and illegal trading of security secrets through the apps.
Therefore, the Government imposed a ban and blocked a total of 224 Chinese applications restricting their access in India. Here is a list of all the Chinese apps restricted by our Government.
ALTERNATES TO SNACK VIDEO
The ban of the Chinese apps provided an opportunity for the talented developers of India to invent similar entertaining apps. So, if you are among the group of people who are sad after the restriction of apps like TikTok, SHAREit, and Snack Video, I have a list of Indian Apps that you would love to try.
1.Mitron App: –
Mitron App is a short video-making and sharing app designed and co-founded by Shivank Agarwal & Anish Khandelwal. The app is available in various local languages such as Hindi, Bengali, Marathi, Tamil, and Telugu. Here the users can create, edit, and publish their videos and share them with the online community using unlimited filters and audios. They can also browse through various categories like dance, pranks, lip-sync, food, sports, fashion, music, and DIY Videos.
2.Roposo App: –
Roposo is a made in India App that came into existence in 2014 through the joint efforts of Mayank Bhangadia, Avinash Saxena, and Kaushal Shubhank. It is a short video creation app that is available in 10 different local languages including English. The app has a vast community of more than 100 million registered users.
Here you can create videos, GIFs, photos, posts with a large collection of filters, effects, and editing tools. The users can also follow Prank, Bhakti, Healthcare, Skincare, Lifestyle, and Funny Videos. You also get to earn money in the form of coins from all the likes & shares that you receive on your created videos. The app is available on both Android and iOS devices so go and try it now!
3.Chingari App: –
Chingari App is an entertainment app founded by Sumit Ghosh, Biswatma Nayak, and Deepak Salvi in the year 2018. The app is available in 20 different languages and is loved by users in 50 countries of the world. In this social media app, the users can lip-sync, mimic artists, say dialogues, make dancing videos, and show makeup tutorials.
The live camera and video editing options, including filters and animated stickers are also appreciated by the users. The flame signs get displayed every time you receive a like, share, or comment on the post or video that you have uploaded.
The flame sign points can be converted into real cash and are easily transferable to your linked bank accounts. Chingari App is easily available on both Google Play Store and App Store for the users to download.
4.Josh App: –
Josh is yet another Made in India App for Bharat Creators. It is also a short video creation application launched by Daily hunt in the year 2020 after the ban of the Snack Video. It has over 10 Lakh registered users and is on the list of the top 10 best short video apps. The app is available for both Android and iOS device users and is accessible in various national and international languages.
The users are free to create, edit, share, mimic, sing, dance, lip-sync, and make viral memes. You can also get appreciations in the form of shout-outs from the members of the community for your videos. So what are you waiting for? Download the app now!
Apart from the above-listed applications, you can also try some trending entertainment apps like Dub smash, Instagram, Share Chat, MX TakaTak, Moz, Trell, Lomotif, Triller, and Funimate. These applications are similar to the Snack Video App and are safe and legal to use.
The Snack Video App is still available on all the downloading platforms, but as citizens of India, we should support the Boycott China Campaign of the Government.
We have so many Made-in-India applications that are serving the same purpose as the banned apps. So, why not use them and popularize them to the world. It is high time that we contribute to the growth of our nation by encouraging homemade products and applications.
We have many young and talented designers, developers, marketers, thinkers, and analysts who are waiting for a chance to prove their abilities to the world. If we all stand together united to bring back Golden India, we are sure to succeed one day.