These two popular apps will be closed in India by the end of the year

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TikTok’s parent company ByteDance has announced that it is going to shut down two of its popular short video entertainment apps in India by October, these two apps are Vigo Video and Vigo Lite. The company made this information public through an online note and said that users will be informed about this through ‘in-app notification’. Users will also be provided with information on how to download their private data from the app or delete it forever. ByteDance also mentioned that it will focus its energy and resources on other businesses. Let us tell you, Chinese internet company Vigo is giving the option to export users’ videos to TikTok.

Like TikTok, Vigo Video app allows users to watch short videos from other users without using a username. However, just like TikTok, here too, to create, upload and like videos, the user needs to sign in to their personal Vigo account and existing Facebook/Gmail account. Vigo Lite also offers users the same services as Vigo Video, but as the name suggests, it is a weaker version of the Vigo Video app.

of Google Play Store Android.ugc.boom&hl=en_IN” target=”_blank” rel=”nofollow”>listing According to Vigo Video, 100 million people have downloaded Vigo video on their smartphones since 2017. Android.ugc.boomlite&hl=en_IN” target=”_blank” rel=”nofollow”>download Whereas Vigo Lite has been downloaded by more than 5 crore users since the year 2018. TechCrunch’s Report According to , in the month of May, the number of active users of Vigo Video was near 40 lakh, while during the same period, the number of active users of Vigo Lite was beyond 10 lakh.

Let us tell you, ByteDance Note It has been reported that Vigo Video will be closed in India after October 31. Not only in India, before India the company has also stopped this service in Brazil and Middle East. While talking to Tech News by Careers Ready, a company representative confirmed the closure of Vigo Lite operations in India along with Vigo Video.

However, the reason behind the sudden closure of both these apps is not yet clear. However, it is believed that ByteDance now wants to focus only on the growth of TikTok in India, due to which the company has decided to shut down other short video apps. The company is already advising Vigo users to use TikTok for ‘more exposure and larger user base’.

As everyone knows, despite many controversies, the user base of TikTok is very high in India. But due to increasing anti-Chinese sentiment in India, the challenges of this app are increasing. At the same time, now Mitron app has also arrived in India to compete with this app.

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