Top 5 Popular Social Media Apps Made in India

Alan Joseph Alan Joseph
Oct 19, 2021 6 min read
Top 5 Popular Social Media Apps Made in India

Indian-based social media apps have seen a rise in the country and worldwide, after the prohibition of the usage of TikTok and some other Chinese apps in India. The Prime Minister of the country has been asking the citizens to shift their usage to Indian-based apps to work towards what we envision as an "Atma Nirbhar Bharat" which is the vision of the PM to make India a self-reliant nation.

Mobile apps can be seen in almost every industry as of today. It has become common and companies rely on mobile apps to stay ahead of the competition.

Here are some of the best Indian based Social media apps which you can use


1. Sharechat

ShareChat is available in the play store and also for IOS users. The size of the app is 110.5 MB for IOS users and 32.08 MB for android users. You can use Share Chat in 15 different languages.

ShareChat is an Indian Social Media app. It is a social networking service which is located in Bangalore, India. Mohalla Tech Pvt. Ltd is the parent company and they were the ones who developed the app. Its initial release was during the month of October 2015.

The company was started by ย Ankush Sachdeva, Bhanu Pratap Singh, and Farid Ahsan, who were graduates of IIT Kanpur. This Mobile Application has around 160 Million monthly active users.

ShareChat offers features that include personal messaging, private messaging. You can even tag people in videos using this platform. This platform also allows you to share social content with other unknown users such as videos, jokes, songs, and other language-based content. ย 

ShareChatโ€™s parent company Mohalla tech has acquired some social media companies. Transversal is a tech-owned short video platform, Elanic which is a Bengaluru based online fashion marketplace, Member which is a meme discovery and sharing platform, and Circle Internet which is a hyperlocal information platform. All the above platforms were acquired for undisclosed amounts.

Share Chat is available in the play store and also for IOS users. The size of the app is 110.5 MB for IOS users and 32.08 MB for android users. You can use Share Chat in 15 different languages.

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2. Koo

The app was earlier known as Ku Koo Ku. It was founded by Aprameya Radhakrishna who is the current CEO of the application and Mayank Bidawatka. In August 2020, the app won the Government of India's Atmanirbhar App Innovation Challenge. ย 

The app won the Aatmanirbhar App Challenge, which was organised by the Indian government to foster local innovation. While Koo has many of the same capabilities as Twitter, it also lets users publish in Indian languages other than Hindi.

One of Koo's selling advantages is that it is available in numerous Indian languages. "To connect with Indians in Indian languages," it says on its website. Koo can be used on a computer (website) or on a mobile device (app). It's available in the Google Play and Apple App Stores, and users may sign up with their phone number. Currently, English, Kannada, Tamil, Marathi, and Telegu are supported by Koo. Support for Bengali, Gujarati, Oriya, Malayalam, Punjabi, and Assamese is also in the pipeline, according to their website. A user can write up to 400 characters of text, which is higher than Twitter's limit of 280 characters. All multimedia functions, including audio and video recording, are likewise supported by Koo.


Chingari is an Indian-based short-video platform. It was launched in the year 2018 in the month of November. It is a video-sharing and social networking service where the users can create short videos.

Chingari lets its users create videos that provide features to lip-sync, dance, voice-over movie dialogues, etc. The ban of TikTok has led this app to gain a lot of popularity in India.

3. Josh

Josh is an Indian-based short video platform It was launched in the year 2020 in September by Dailyhunt. Dailyhunt is an Indian content and daily news application which is located in Bangalore, India. It provides content in 14 Indian languages. It was founded by ย Umesh Kulkarni and Chandrashekar Sohoni who were ex-Nokia employees. It was released initially in the year 2010.

The short video platform Josh have short videos which are trending and viral that you can share with your followers. The app lets you create your unique videos. The App has videos on dance, music, comedy, jokes and pranks. It also has videos on various challenges, pets, cooking.

The Mobile application has an easy-to-use Josh beauty camera with real-time filters, face stickers, special effects, makeup camera, emojis. Etc. You can even create Duet videos on Josh. You can share the videos on WhatsApp or Facebook and you can set it as your status.

Josh is Indiaโ€™s number 1 Short videos app. The launch of this platform is considered to be the next step by Dailyhunt to release more apps in the future.

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4. Flik

Flik is a social media app that is trying to change the experience of chatting by making it much more enjoyable. The app provides a feature that is a mixture of a social media app and a dating app. It was founded by Bahadursinh Jadeja and launched on the year 10th of September 2019. The parent company of this mobile application is Loopytime Pvt. Ltd.

You can connect with new people using Flik. Flik helps you in finding friends and increasing your contact. It has an additional feature which is for dating and you can match with a like-minded person on the app. Flik can be considered a dating app as well.

Flik is one of the few mobile applications that provide features such as social media and dating in a single platform. The app can be used in Hindi. It provides features such as personal messaging, video calls and voice calls, audio messages, etc. If you would like to add live stories of the content Flik allows you to do that, flik helps you to share it with your friends.

Flik allows you to share files in any format such as pdf, ppt, word, mp3, excel, Apk, zip, and much more. Flik is rated for 18+. It has 10K+ downloads on the Play store. The app is available in the Play store and the size is 12 MB.


There are a lot of other famous Indian-based Social Media Apps and we can find a lot more apps coming up in the future. Some apps like Houseparty a messaging platform, Trell which is similar to Pinterest, Helo and Vero social media platforms, and many more.

Every second, someone registers on one of these social media sites. If you haven't visited these websites yet, now is the time to do so.


What is the first Indian social media app?

Bharatam is India's first own Social Networking platform. It is a platform of the Indians, by the Indians, and for the Indians

How many Indian apps are there in India?

There are more than 161,022 apps from Indian publishers on Google Play

Which apps are banned in India?

TikTok, Shareit, Kwai, UC Browser, Baidu map, Shein, Clash of Kings and DU battery saver.

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