Chingari open to hiring TikTok employees who lost their jobs as ByteDance wraps up India ops


With ByteDance wrapping up its India ops after the government's announcement, the Chinese tech giant is reportedly sacking nearly 90% of its 2,000-odd workforce in India, and retaining only the critical roles. "We initially hoped that this situation would be short-lived... we find that has not been the case,” ByteDance wrote in an internal memo recently.


As TikTok employees, who made up most of ByteDance India's team, look for greener pastures, Sumit Ghosh, Co-founder and CEO of Chingari has made an appeal to them by tweeting, "Ex-ByteDance employees who are looking for challenging work in the same space, feel free to reach out to me."


Soon after TikTok went off app stores, Chingari recorded 26mn video views in 24 hours, with three million videos swiped per hour, and 10,000 users added per minute. Chingari also built a tool that allowed migrating users to move all their TikTok content to its platform, the company revealed.


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