A Chinese group played in India! These 5 popular apps have been banned, BGMI-VLC also included in the list

New Delhi. You all must know about two great apps like Battlegrounds Mobile India (BGMI) and VLC Media Player which have been banned by Indian government. But do you know all the major blocked apps in India. Yes, today we are going to tell you some of those names that might surprise you. The government has taken a proactive stance to find apps on Google Play Store and App Store that could be linked to the Chinese government and share India’s user database with China. A total of 321 apps were banned between 2020 and February 2022. Let us know the biggest apps in India, which were banned.

BGMI is probably the most popular after PUBG and Garena Free Fire. The first two were part of the mass app ban, but BGMI was banned separately. The ban on the online multiplayer Battle Royale game was a major setback because after Tencent imposed the ban on PUBG, Crafton took control of the BMI project and developed an application for India which was verified by the government. But just a few days after its year ended, the BGMI app got banned from the Play Store and App Store.

VLC Media Player
Perhaps even more surprising was the removal of VLC Media Player, as it was removed from the website months before many people knew about it. It was revealed on August 13 after the official Twitter account posted about it saying “If you are in India, please help us”. There is not much official information on why VLC was banned in India.

AliExpress was banned in India due to the connection to China. It was an app to provide cheap Chinese products to Indian users. Interestingly, AliExpress has not sold to customers in mainland China, although most of its customers are retailers in China. The app was banned in November 2020.

CPU Browser
The UC Browser app was the most popular among those banned. The app was popular for being customized for mobile devices. Comes with a built-in ad blocker. It was one of the first apps to be banned in 2020

WeChat is one of the most popular messaging apps. However, WeChat did not have many users considering the popularity of WhatsApp and Telegram. WeChat was always popular because of its name. Many users have used it on a large scale. Along with PUBG and UC Browser, it was also blocked in India after the first wave of app bans.


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