ShareChat, the largest Indian social media platform, witnessed exponential growth since the government announces a ban on 59 Chinese apps citing concerns around national security and interest. The platform has recorded 5 lakh downloads on an hourly basis and over 15 million downloads since the ban were announced.
Speaking on the growth, Farid Ahsan, COO and Co-founder, ShareChat, said, “We are excited to see the way people are exploring ShareChat for the endless possibilities it offers to the people and making it the preferred Indian social media platform. We are thankful for their continuous support and yet again, enabling us to emerge as the leader in the Indian social media landscape. We are confident that this sets up the foundation of another success for ShareChat.”
The platform has already seen more than 1 lakh posts supporting the government to move towards banning Chinese applications. The posts were liked by over 1 million users, with over half a million shares on WhatsApp.
Amidst the development, yesterday ShareChat announced MyGov India joining ShareChat. With this development, MyGov India will be able to connect and engage with over 60 million active users in 15 Indian languages on the platform.
Spearheading India's internet revolution, ShareChat is changing the way in which the next billion users will interact on the internet. With over 1 billion monthly Whatsapp shares, today users spend more than 25 minutes daily on the platform. As per the latest official data, ShareChat has over 150 million registered users and 60 million monthly active users across 15 Indian languages.