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Top TikTok Alternatives in 2024: Navigating the TikTok Ban

Debarpita Banerjee Published on : 19 March 2024

Hey creators! Are you worried about the possible TikTok ban? Don’t panic! Explore the available TikTok alternatives, or create your own app like TikTok using Muvi Minis. Keep reading to know more…

On March 13, 2024, the US House of Representatives passed a bill that could lead to a TikTok ban. The bill targeted the app’s ownership by ByteDance, a Chinese company, citing national security and data privacy concerns. It is suspected that ByteDance could be pressured by the Chinese government to hand over user data or manipulate content. 

Here, it is important to note that the Bill is not a Law yet. It will now move to the Senate, where its pace is expected to be slow. However, if it is passed and signed by the President, it can come into force within just a few months. In short, there’s a possibility of a TikTok ban in the US, in the near future. 

Now, according to TikTok’s official communication, they passed 150 million monthly active users in the US as of February 2023. This number is nearly half of the US population. On top of that, nearly 5 million businesses in the US use TikTok to reach their consumers and expand their business. For all of them, the genuine question of “What’s Next?” is bound to arise. 

If you are one of them, this blog is going to answer your question. We will talk about the possible TikTok alternatives in 2024, that you can use in case you need them. We will also tell you an easy way to create your own short video platform like TikTok, which will help you put a full stop to any such ban issues in the future.  So, let’s get started!

Top TikTok Alternatives for Content Creators in 2024

If you are searching for exactly similar short video applications like TikTok, then there are very few alternatives available. The major alternatives include big players like YouTube Shorts and Instagram Reels, which you might already be using. There are some smaller players too, like Triller and Likee, that are emerging and growing. Let’s take a deeper look into these popular TikTok alternatives one by one. 

1. YouTube Shorts

YouTube, the video giant, also has its own short-form video platform called Shorts. Shorts allows users to create videos up to 60 seconds long and offers integration with the wider YouTube platform.

The global daily viewership of YouTube shorts has already exceeded 6.5 billion. On top of that, it is a US-based company, owned by Alphabet, the parent company of Google. So, a massive audience base is one of its biggest pros. It is also good for slightly longer videos, that can run up to a minute. 

However, the overall feel of the platform is clumsy, as it is clubbed with YouTube. The Gen Z audience might find it to be less lively. The discovery algorithms are good, but can still be better. 

2. Instagram Reels

Instagram Reels is not an independent platform. Rather, it is a feature within the Instagram app, that allows users to create and share short videos, similar to TikTok. Reels has a large user base and offers a variety of editing tools and filters too. And it is quite popular too, thanks to Instagram influencers. 

Just like YouTube, Instagram is also owned by the US-based company Meta. It has a highly engaging user base, and a large chunk of it includes the Gen Z audience. 

Reels come with multiple audience engagement tools like chat/messages, likes, and more! They can be very easily shared within the Instagram community, hence increasing the audience reach even further. 

But when compared to TikTok, Instagram Reels editing tools might still seem limited. Also, Instagram is more niche-based, while TikTok is more generic. 

3. Triller

Triller is a video-sharing app that has been around for a few years now. It is seen as a direct competitor to TikTok. Triller offers similar features to TikTok, including video editing tools, filters, and challenges.

Triller is not as popular as YouTube or Instagram, as it arrived a bit late in the market. Yet it has immense potential, owing to its large number of features. It is a US-based company too. It also has a strong focus on music discovery features, which makes it a good choice for music-based content creators. 

However, those who are habituated to TikTok might find Triller’s user interface a bit less intuitive. Also, it has very little audience reach when compared to the three big players. 

4. Likee

Likee is another popular short-form video app, headquartered in Singapore. Likee offers a wide variety of special effects and filters, making it a good option for creators who want to add a unique touch to their videos. 

Just like Triller, Likee also has limited exposure in the US. However, Likee is quite popular in Asia, except in India, where it is banned. So, if your business targets the Asian audience, this platform can be a good match. 

However, just like TikTok, Likee also has links with China. Likee is owned by a Singaporean tech company named Likeme Pte. Ltd., which is in turn owned by JOYY Inc. 

JOYY Inc. was founded by Li Xingxing, a Chinese entrepreneur, and started its operations in China. In fact, the Indian government banned Likee in 2020 for this reason, citing national security concerns. 

5. Your OWN Short Video Platform

If none of the above-discussed TikTok alternatives suits your purpose, you can always create your own short-video platform, just like TikTok. And in many cases, this option would look like the perfect solution, owing to its multiple benefits that we’ll discuss in the next section. 

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Benefits of Creating Your Own App like TikTok

Creating your own app offers greater control, customization, and potential for long-term brand building. Since it’s your own platform, you don’t really need to worry about it getting banned out of the blue. 

Also, your own short video streaming platform will attract the trust of your audience towards your brand. On top of that, you can monetize it in whatever way you want, with complete ownership of the revenues. It might in fact become your second stream of revenues, propelling your business growth even further. 

Let’s take a deeper look at some major benefits of creating your own TikTok-like app. 

Control and Ownership

When you build your own short video platform, you will have complete control over the platform’s rules, algorithms, and features. This allows you to tailor it to a specific niche. You also successfully avoid the changes or conditions imposed by external companies.

Since you own all user data, content, revenue, and everything else, you can decide how the user data is collected, stored, and used. You can leverage the data to analyze the likes and dislikes of your audience and drive targeted marketing campaigns. 


You can design the app’s look, feel, and functionalities to perfectly match your brand’s vision.

You can even cater to a specific community or interest by incorporating unique features and content moderation policies. In this way, you can deliver a more customized video experience to your audience. 

Monetization Potential

If you are using TikTok, you don’t get a chance to monetize your content directly. Instagram and YouTube do let you earn from your content, but your earnings are controlled by these companies. 

But, if you create your short video platform, you will have complete control over monetization options like subscriptions, in-app purchases, pay-per-view, or targeted advertising. You can determine revenue distribution models by yourself, and keep the complete revenue share to yourself. 

Additional Benefits

Apart from the ones mentioned above, there are many other benefits of creating your own short-video platform, like:

  • Building a Brand: Your own platform will help you create your own brand identity in the social media landscape. This identity will be unique, and independent of existing platforms.
  • Building a Community: Your platform will help you deliver a specific type of user experience, following your brand principles. Hence, it will attract a dedicated community around your app’s unique features.
  • User Data Insights: You will have direct access to user data and analytics. You can have a deeper understanding of your audience, which will help you in better content creation.
  • Escape the Algorithm Dependency: You’re not subjected to the ever-changing algorithms of established platforms anymore. Those algorithms might limit your reach or content visibility. But on your own platform, only your content will rule!


Now you must be thinking, you will need a lot of technical expertise, a large IT team, and upfront investment to develop an app like TikTok, right? Well, you are wrong!

In fact, you won’t need any of these, if you develop your short-video app using Muvi Minis! 

Create A TikTok-Like App Using Muvi Minis

Creating your own short video app like TikTok is as easy as ever, using Muvi Minis. You just need to follow the steps given below:

  1. Sign Up with Muvi One.
  2. Login to your Muvi One CMS. 
  3. Go to the “Content Management” section of your CMS, and enter “Content Settings”.
  4. Go to the “Advanced” section of “Content Settings”. Enable “User Generated Contents” and “Muvi Minis”. 
  5. Now go to the “App Dashboard”. Choose the app that you want to build. 
  6. Suppose you want to build an Android App like TikTok. In that case, you will have to click on the “Try Your App” button placed near the Android App. 
  7. A form will appear. Fill it up carefully and submit. 
  8. After submitting the “Try Your App” form, your app will be delivered to your email within minutes! 

To read more about this process in detail, read our blog on “How to Build An App Like TikTok”. 

Benefits of Using Muvi Minis

Muvi Minis helps you create your own short video platform without writing a single line of code. It is a completely customization platform, which is extremely easy to use. You don’t need any technical expertise. You get 500+ industry-leading features out of the box, including built-in CDN, DRM, multiple monetization options, 135+ currency support, and more! 

Zero Coding

You don’t need to write a single line of code. Just customize your platform in a few clicks, submit the app request, and your app will be delivered to your email within minutes. 

Fast Deployment

No need to waste time by developing everything from scratch. Just use Muvi Minis to deploy your own short video platform right now! Get started with your content distribution journey as soon as possible. 

Easy Monetization

Muvi Minis offers multiple monetization options, including subscriptions, pay-per-view, ad insertion, and more! Not only this, but you also get out-of-the-box support for multiple payment gateway integration, including Stripe, Razorpay, M-Pesa, Codapay, and many more! You can generate revenues globally with 135+ currency support. 

US-Based Platform

Muvi is headquartered in Ashburn, Virginia, USA. Hence, it is a US-based platform with no links to China. On top of that, you will be able to build your own branded video platform. Hence, there will be no risk of getting banned in the future. 

To Sum Up

TikTok ban can soon become a reality in the US, and creating your own TikTok-like app seems to be the best solution. With Muvi Minis, you will be able to create a secure, feature-packed, short video platform and app with multiple monetization options. Hence, you can not only deliver a customized video experience but can also own 100% of the revenues, without any fear of future ban. 

And the best thing is, you get a 14-day FREE trial on Muvi One once you sign up. No credit card is needed. So, why wait? Sign up and start your FREE trial today!

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In 2024, YouTube Shorts, Instagram Reels, Triller, and Likee are the best possible alternatives to TikTok. You can count on Snapchat too, if you are looking for a more private and personalized video-sharing option.

But,  the issue is none of them are exactly the same as TikTok. Hence, if you really need a genuine alternative, creating your own TikTok-like app seems to be the best option. And you can do so very easily using Muvi Minis. 

Yes, you can create your own short-video platform like TikTok very easily using Muvi Minis. Just follow the steps given in the blog and create a TikTok-like platform within minutes. No coding or IT expertise is required. 

Creating your own short video platform has many benefits, like:

  • You will have complete control over your platform and customization. 
  • You will have complete ownership of your revenues and content. 
  • You will get direct access to all types of user data via analytics. 
  • You will not have to fear any platform ban in the future. 

Written by: Debarpita Banerjee

Debarpita is a Content Writer with Muvi. With around 2 years of experience in content creation, she has worked across industries like SaaS, EdTech, eLearning, AR-VR, and Metaverse. She believes in delivering content that can be of some value to the readers. In her free time, she likes to try her hand at website and app development.

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