8 of the Best TikTok Alternatives to Create and Share Videos

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TikTok has become a very popular platform for creating spontaneous short-form videos for a large set of followers. It is one of the most downloaded apps on both App Store and as Play Store. Currently, the app faces restrictions in some countries, either due to user privacy concerns or simply not being available any longer. For example, India recently banned TikTok along with UC browser and a few other apps. This list includes the best TikTok alternatives that match TikTok in terms of features, appearance, and popularity.

1. Likee – Let You Shine

Availability: iOS, Android

Downloads: 500 million+

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If you’re looking for a very close match to TikTok, then Singapore-based Likee (formerly LIKE) is definitely worth having on your phone. It has superb features and filters for hair color, makeup, 4D magic, and superpowers, as well as gameplay and gift effects. Whether you want to create entertainment videos, funny clips, or make new friends, Likee is a high-quality choice worth having.

2. Kwai – Video Social Network

Availability: iOS, Android

Downloads: 100 million+

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“Kwai” means cute in the Japanese language: The app’s focus is to turn selfies into video clips in no time. With lip syncing and dubbing features, Kwai has the essence of TikTok written all over it. One thing Kwai is quite well known for is the interesting community of talented people it houses.

The only drawback of this wonderful app: it has been given an age rating of 17+ on App Store because of adult, horror, mature, violence themes, so it’s definitely not for the young ones. There is a family sharing mode which would allow up to six family members to use Kwai simultaneously.

3. Triller: Social Video Platform

Availability: iOS, Android

Downloads: 10 million+

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Triller is an emerging short-video platform, which is exclusively for the music-addicted, although it doesn’t have that much use for vlogging or other forms of entertainment video. You can access the top trending tracks and add more than 100 applied filters to personalize the videos better.

Triller has features such as a “Streamlined recording mode” that lets you instantly capture a video and add music with one click. You can combine as many short clips as you want to create a single record. The app is growing in popularity, and if you’re committed to the genre of short-span videos or have dreams of being an entertainment celebrity, consider enrolling soon!

4. Chingari

Availability: iOS, Android

Downloads: 11 million+

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For short-video creators in India, Chingari has suddenly become a big overnight sensation with 11 million downloads within just eight days of its launch. It even overtook TikTok briefly in terms of sheer volume of downloads.

It’s currently one of the trendiest social media apps aimed at South Asians in general but is finding a global audience at the same time. Chingari lets you make stunning videos in a single snap. One reason for its popularity is that it lets you add WhatsApp statuses and GIF stickers of that chat platform. It is easy to make friends on the app. In due time, this app will definitely become very popular given its meteoric rise.

5. Dubsmash

Availability: iOS, Android

Downloads: 100 million+

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With over 1 billion views per month, Dubsmash is a highly-popular short-video app, which has been rated highly for its worldwide appeal and good, quality content. This German app works like a conventional “dubbing” video: you have to select a Dub, hit record, and share it with your followers. If you’re a recorder, you will admire the app’s monetization capabilities which are measured according to view counts based on each profile.

6. Funimate

Availability: iOS, Android

Downloads: 10 million+

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If you want an easy-to-use but fun-and-engaging music video app, Funimate is worth a trial. You can simply use your Facebook account to sync with this app. There are TikTok-like real time effects, and the best part is the seemingly huge variety of transitions that give the videos a professional look. A feature called “touch magic” lets you create beautiful appearances for selfies. All the videos can be automatically uploaded to YouTube, Instagram, Facebook, or WhatsApp.

7. Smule – the Social Singing App

Availability: iOS, Android

Downloads: 5 million+

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Smule is a social media exclusively for the singers out there. If you like to sing and make music, it has an astonishing variety of features to give you a professional edge. Whether your forte is singing duets or dancing to karaoke beats, Smule has you covered. It is also an emerging app which has the distinct possibility of becoming popular in the future given its worldwide base.

8. Lomotif – Music Video Editor

Availability: iOS, Android

Downloads: 10 million+

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If you want a decent music app that can make/edit slideshows on the fly with every kind of song you can imagine, Lomotif fits the bill. You don’t have to deal with any copyright issues while handling the music, as the app creators have covered it on your behalf! You can create and build as many channels as you want, and the editing features are rich and intuitive. Lomotif is becoming a favorite alternative to those looking for another outlet separate from TikTok.

How to Use TikTok If It’s Banned in Your Country

We have suggested some great options here, but many of you may still want to stick with TikTok. Even if it’s banned in your country and not available on Play Store/App Store, you can follow these steps to start using it again. You will need a decent VPN solution, such as ExpressVPN, NordVPN, Private Internet Access, etc.

1. Go to Play Store/App store from Settings and clear your cache.

2. Start your VPN app, choose a server for a country where the app is not banned, and download TikTok or other unavilable apps.

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Are you a fan of short-length videos? Which is your favorite TikTok alternative? Please let us know in the comments.

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Sayak Boral is a technology writer with over ten years of experience working in different industries including semiconductors, IoT, enterprise IT, telecommunications OSS/BSS, and network security. He has been writing for MakeTechEasier on a wide range of technical topics including Windows, Android, Internet, Hardware Guides, Browsers, Software Tools, and Product Reviews.

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