Post Ban TikTok Becomes iOS Top Free App on Play Store India

Meanwhile, until April 25, TikTok has remained unavailable for download on both the Google Play Store and Apple's App Store - a day after Madurai's ban was lifted by the Madras High Court read more ...

Post Ban TikTok Becomes iOS Top Free App on Play Store India
tiktok takes top spot on ios play store

During rather turbulent times, the video-centric vernacular social media platform was questioned on how it affects its users ' mental health. Meanwhile, until April 25, TikTok has remained unavailable for download on both the Google Play Store and Apple's App Store - a day after Madurai's ban was lifted by the Madras High Court.

On Wednesday the company has said, days after the High Court of Madras, Madurai Bench have lifted the ban on the app, TikTok a short video sharing platform retrieved in the "social" category of the Google Play Store as top free app and top free app on iOS. 

"We would like to express our deepest gratitude and thank our over 200 million users in India for the overwhelming response, support and love they have shown towards TikTok. We are looking forward to continuing our journey with our TikTok family and actively work towards ensuring a safe and positive in-app experience for our users," Head of Entertainment Strategy and Partnerships Rajgopal, TikTok (India), Sumedhas said in a statement.

Owned by ByteDance, a Chinese company, TikTok claims to have in India more than 120 million active monthly users. Last month, the Madras High Court  passed an interim order to ban mobile apps which are citing pornographic and inappropriate content.

In deciding the case is filed by lawyer Muthukumar, the bench vacated its interim order prohibiting the app which is subject to conditions that pornographic videos will not be uploaded to it, failing which contempt of court proceedings would start.

Sources at the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology has said that after receiving the court directive, the official communication would be made to the technology companies.