The government has banned these apps invoking its power under Section 69A of the Information Technology Act and the provisions of the Information Technology Rules 2009.
The Indian Government recently banned 59 Chinese apps in the country amid border tensions between India and China. While apps like TikTok, SHAREit, CamScanner, Helo, UC Browser, and others are among the most popular apps that have been banned; the list also consists of several apps which are not quite popular like the DU Battery saver, SelfieCity, VMate, CM Browser, and Photo Wonder.
Here's what these apps did?
CleanMobile Browser or CM Browser is a web browser developed by Cheetah Mobile. It is based on Chromium and supports both the WebKit and Trident browser engines. CM Browser is a free, lightweight mobile web browser that comes with a fast browsing experience and a whole host of features.
Selfie City is a camera app that adds tons of high-quality new camera functions to snap stylish photos. The app includes features like Polaroid Camera, Film Reel Camera, Realistic Retouching, and other unique filtres.
Photo Wonder lets you arrange photos into frames or get creative with freeform collages, filters, frames, and decorations. The app can be used to easily create collages with over 150 variations. Photo Wonder has a 4.6 rating on the Google Play Store.
VMate is a video platform with thousands of videos. The app lets you edit videos with a variety of different effects. Users can also watch and download videos on VMate.
DU Battery Saver
DU Battery Saver can help optimise battery life and increase the performance of your smartphone. It can also clear junk files to free up space for important files. It also cleans apps that cause the phone to overheat.Why has the clock run out on TikTok and 58 other Chinese apps in India?