Moj (app)

Moj is an Indian video-sharing social networking service, owned by Bangalore-based Mohalla Tech Pvt Ltd .[3] It offers features special effects, short videos, emoticons stickers and genres like dance, travel, singing, acting, comedy, and education, that have a duration from 15 seconds to one minute. Moj allows users to download videos and supports 15 languages.[4] Moj was released almost immediately after TikTok was banned by the Indian Government and more than 100 million users have downloaded it in short period of time .[5]

Moj
Mojapp logo.png
Original author(s)Ankush Sachdeva
Developer(s)Mohalla Tech
Initial releaseJune 2020; 1 year ago (2020-06)
Stable release(s)
Android25.3 / July 5, 2021; 2 months ago (2021-07-05)[1]
iOS2.3.9 / July 12, 2021; 1 month ago (2021-07-12)[2]
Operating system
Size
Available in16 languages
Type
LicenceFreeware
Websitemojapp.in

HistoryEdit

Moj gained immediate popularity due to the Indian government's decision in June 2020 to ban 59 Chinese apps in India.[6]

Moj's parent company ShareChat was developed by Mohalla Tech Pvt Ltd. which was founded by Ankush Sachdeva, Bhanu Pratap Singh and Farid Ahsan.

ReleaseEdit

Moj was launched on 29 June 2020.[7] The app crossed more than 50 thousand downloads on the Google Play Store in 2 days.[8] As of January 2021 Moj crossed 100 million download on the play store in just 6 months.[9]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Moj - Snack on Indian Short Videos - Made in India - Apps on Google Play". play.google.com. Retrieved 1 April 2021.
  2. ^ "Moj - Short Video App on the App Store". a apps.apple.com. Retrieved 1 April 2021.
  3. ^ "ShareChat launches Moj, a made in India TikTok rival and it's off to a blazing start". The Financial Express. 3 July 2020. Retrieved 3 February 2021.
  4. ^ "ShareChat's TikTok rival Moj sees massive surge in downloads". The Indian Express. 6 July 2020. Retrieved 5 February 2021.
  5. ^ "ShareChat launches Moj, a made in India TikTok rival and it's off to a blazing start". The Financial Express. 3 July 2020. Retrieved 5 February 2021.
  6. ^ Murgia, Madhumita (7 April 2021). "ShareChat valued at $2bn after India's TikTok ban". Financial Times. Retrieved 3 June 2021.
  7. ^ "Akin to TikTok, ShareChat launches short video app Moj". Entrackr. July 2020. Retrieved 5 February 2021.
  8. ^ "Moj Wants to Become the Indian TikTok With Its Rising Popularity". NDTV Gadgets 360. Retrieved 5 February 2021.
  9. ^ "TikTok, Chingari Short Video rival Moj App surpasses 100 mn downloads on Google Play Store in just 6 months". Zee Business. 19 January 2021. Retrieved 5 February 2021.


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