Chinese short-video app Kwai shuts operations in India
Kwai announced via an app notification that its services will no longer be available in India. According to the notification, Kwai has asked its users to move to another subsidiary UVideo and Kwai’s Instagram account will switch to UVideo account too
Kwai lets users post short videos up to 15 seconds, has been blamed for pushing obscene content. It’s one of the major competition to Bytedance in China and reportedly valued anywhere between $20-25 billion.
Kwai has become the second short-video Chinese app to exit India amidst a deteriorating relationship between the two nations due to escalation at the border. Two weeks ago, Bytedance also announced to shutdown Vigo India. Vigo is allowing users to transfer all their videos to TikTok before October 31.