TikTok has been banned in India, and many creators on the platform have started asking their followers to meet on Instagram and YouTube instead of them. The TikTok app can no longer be downloaded on Apple’s App Store or Google Play Store, but the app is still working for those who have it on their phones. So some Tiktok affected have created videos to teach users how to use Instagram as they are set to switch platforms. Similarly, many Tektok users held a live broadcast on the platform to talk to their followers and requested them to join their profiles on Instagram shortly after the government made it public on Monday evening. Some TikTok influencers have also started asking people to watch their videos on YouTube.
Popular TikTok creators have been providing their Instagram account details on their TikTok profiles for some time. However, most of them were previously using Facebook-owned apps to reach out to their potential sponsors and give them a glimpse of the videos they post on TikTok.
“I did not use Instagram as a platform to post regular videos because it does not give us access to TickTalk,” a Tickcock producer told Gadgets 360 on condition of anonymity.
Now however the ban imposed by the government has led to a change for most Tiktok creators as they have now started using Instagram as their default platform.
Since the ban went into effect on Monday, a large number of Tiktok creators have started posting videos from their profiles and have asked users to follow them on Instagram. Some of them have also given details of their YouTube channel in the video so that people continue to watch their creations despite TikTok’s absence.
Various Tiktok influences have also created videos to teach users how to start on Instagram and follow them on the platform. Similarly, the views of the hashtag #TikTokBan on TeakTalk have increased exponentially. Some producers are suggesting their Instagram profiles and YouTube channels and are also using the same hashtag. There are also some videos on TikTok asking users to manually download their favorite videos from the platform, which has more than 200 million users in the country.
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