TikTok May Make a Comeback in India Soon as ‘TickTock’, You Can Download From Here

Jul 20 2021 04:57 PM
TikTok May Make a Comeback in India Soon as ‘TickTock’, You Can Download From Here

There is a clear indication that the short video entertaining platform TikTok may come back in India soon as its parent company ByteDance has filed a trademark for the short-form video app with the Controller General of Patents, Designs, and Trade Marks. It was among the 59 Chinese apps that the government banned in June last year. After the ban, the TikTok app vanished from the app stores. Platforms including Facebook's Instagram, however, integrated a similar experience that was originally available on TikTok to fill its gap for Indian users.

ByteDance filed the trademark application for TikTok with the title “TickTock” on July 6.  According to media reports, ByteDance has been in talks with the government on bringing TikTok back to the country. The Chinese company also assured officials that it would work to comply with the new IT rules. ByteDance in 2019 appointed its chief nodal and grievance officer in India. But even after having nodal and grievance officer in place, ByteDance-owned TikTok faced a nationwide ban last year for threatening the country's “sovereignty and integrity” amid border tensions with China. Months after the ban, ByteDance reportedly had discussions with Reliance Industries for investment in TikTok to revive its business in the country. 

At the time of its ban, TikTok had around 20 crore users in the country. Those users were attracted by platforms including Instagram and YouTube through their integrated offerings Reels and Shorts, respectively. Some Indian TikTok alternatives also emerged in the market to take advantage of its ban and cash in on the demand for short-form video apps in the midst of the national lockdown.

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