List of Apps banned in Indian Army: Indian army bans 89 apps including Facebook, PUBG, Insta, Zoom, Tinder

The banned apps include dating apps including Tinder, Bumble Happn, Couch Surfing, Coffee meets Bagel, Hinge and TrulyMadly. 

Jul 9, 2020 11:04 IST
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Indian Army has asked its personnel to delete 89 mobile applications including Facebook, Instagram, PUBG, Zoom, POPXO, Tik Tok, Snapchat, ShareIt and dating apps like Tinder and Bumble. The decision has been taken to curtail leakage of information, as per Indian Army sources.

Some of the 89 banned apps are among those banned by the centre for being engaged in activities prejudicial to the integrity and sovereignty of India and defence security of the state and public order. 

The banned apps include dating apps including Tinder, Bumble Happn, Couch Surfing, Coffee meets Bagel, Hinge and TrulyMadly. 

The list of apps banned in Indian Army has been divided into different categories including messaging platforms, video hosting apps, content sharing apps, web browsers, video streaming apps, utility apps, gaming apps, e-commerce apps, dating apps, music apps, microblogging apps, news apps, lifestyle apps and antivirus apps. 

List of apps banned in Indian Army

Messaging apps

We Chat, Helo, Share Chat, Viber, IMO, Hike, QQ, Kik, Viber, Share Chat, Qzone, To Tok, Snow, Nimbuzz, ooVoo, Line

Video Hosting

Tik Tok. Likee, Samosa, Kwali

Content Sharing

ShareIt, Zender, Zapya

Web Browsers

UC Browser, UC Browser Mini

Video and Live Streaming 

Zoom, LiveMe, BigoLive, Fast Films, Vmate, Uplive, Vigo Video

Utility Apps

CamScanner, Beauty Plus, True Caller

Gaming Apps

PUBG, Clash of Kings, All Tencent gaming Apps, Mobile Legends


AliExpress, Club Factory, Shein, Romwe, Modility, Chinabrands, Gearbest, Banggood, MiniInTheBox, TinyDeal, Dhhgate, LightinTheBox, DX, EricDress, Zaful, Tbdress, Rosegal

Dating Apps

Tinder, TrulyMadly, Coffee Meets Bagel, OkCupid, Hinge, Bumble, Tantan, Woo, Azar, Happn, Aisle


360 Security


Facebook, Instagram, Baidu, SnapChat, Ello

News Apps

Daily Hunt, News Dog

Online Book Reading Apps


Health Apps

Heal of Y

Lifestyle Apps


Knowledge Apps


Music Apps


Micro Blogging

Tumblr, Reddit, FriendsFeed, Private Blogs, Yelp


The ban on mobile applications in the Indian Army comes days after the Indian Government banned 59 Chinese apps including TikTok, UC News and CamScanner amid India’s violent standoff with China.

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