Chingari App – Is this the best Alternative to TikTok?

TikTok, along with 58 other apps has been banned in India. Shortly after the app was banned, it not only stopped operating but also was removed from Play Store too. We’ve been hearing all about the Chingari app that everyone was talking about.

The app has gained quite a lot of popularity ever since TikTok was banned. In fact, co-founder Sumit Ghosh says they are using this ‘once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to scale up the product and seek funding.

What is Chingari App?

Chingari app is the latest video app wherein you can shoot and share videos with your choice of background music.

Interestingly, it is available in 10+ different regional languages.

The freedom to access the app in your regional language is definitely something that’s a plus point.

What most of you don’t know is, besides sharing and viewing videos, you can also get a dose of what is happening around the world.

You may follow your favourite news publishers to get curated news whenever you are logging in. Some of the brands include Google News, International Business Times, Latestly, IBT, Zee News, etc.

Apart from that, you can also check general news that’s going on at your State-level, Nation-level, Sports, Entertainment, World, Business, City, Health… and the list continues. 

However, the Game Zone is our favourite – from playing quizzes to playing house, there are many options to explore.

To name a few games would be Street Ball Jam, Water Me Please, Journey Fox, Go Chicken Go… there are almost 250 games waiting for you. We were surprised to find some of our age-old apps like 2048, Bubble Shooter, Knife Hit, Bowling, etc.

Winners will also get rewards in the form of PayTM cash.

Isn’t that intriguing?

How to use Chingari App?

The interface of the Short Video App is pretty basic and you can navigate through it without much of a hassle.

For viewing videos, simply scroll down your timeline to see what other creators are doing. There a video icon at the bottom left corner of the screen from which you can shoot your videos. 

While recording a video, you can add the music or add it later too. Not only can you add the music later, but also trim your video as much as you want.

There is a slider bar along the lower edge of the screen with – 0.3x, 0.5x, 1x, 2x, and 3x. This is basically the speed of the video that you’re recording and is super helpful on the go.

You will also get a dozen of filters that you may apply to your file to add some more drama to your video. The on-screen 5-sec timer is also a great help for those who usually shoot along.


Chingari app is a versatile app that is quite exciting and you can get your daily dose of entertainment as well as news update under one roof.

It’s said the app has jumped from 1 lakh to 1 crore in terms of download and we can see why.

This is also available on your desktop.

So stop procrastinating and get your friends to join Chingari and have fun together.

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