How to Unblock and Use TikTok in India and Other Banned Countries




Tiktok was banned in India a month ago and the US government is planning to ban it as well in a few days if Microsoft doesn’t end up buying it.

Even after the abundance of competitors in India as well as the US, people want to know How to Unblock and Use TikTok in India and Other Banned Countries?

DISCLAIMER: We do not endorse the use of Banned Apps, this tutorial is just to provide information. If you want to download your existing videos from the Tiktok server or delete your TikTok account then you can use this method and do that.

How to Use TikTok in India and Other Banned Countries?

Well, there is no solid answer to this. We have a nifty workaround that will help you to watch TikTok Videos. For that, you will need a PC or a Mac to use TikTok in banned countries as we will run this on a desktop browser. But avoid mobile devices as they mostly redirect to the app natively.

Follow these steps to unblock and use TikTok in India:

Open Chrome and Go to TikTok website.

open-tiktok-website

As soon as you open the website you will see an error. Just like the app the website also says  “The App is currently unavailable as per the directive by Govt. of India“. This is due to the fact that the government of India has banned the use of TikTok.

To bypass this we will have to use a VPN, a VPN will help the browser to appear as if the connection is coming from another country and let the user in. I am using a VPN chrome extension called Browsec.

To download Browsec, click on the three-dot menu on the top right and click on more tools and then click on extensions.

open extension page

On the extension, page click on the hamburger menu on the top left and click on “open chrome web store” on the bottom left.

chrome extension page

Once the chrome extension web store opens, just search for Browsec and click on “Add to Chrome“.

download browsec extension

Once done, you will see that browsec is added to your chrome extension list which will be visible on the top right.

click on browsec extension

Now open TikTok once again and click on browsec plugin icon and switch it on. It will route your connections through the US server. TikTok is still working in the US. In case, it gets banned in the USA then choose other servers inside the browsec plugin and connect.

turn on the browsec extension

Once done just refresh the page and you should see a watch now button on the top right corner and log in with your email id or phone number.

tiktok watch now button comes

Solve the captcha if TikTok asks, and you will be able to use TikTok normally.

 

captchaYou might encounter some issues with the video playback. Do note that the videos are being played via a VPN resulting in slow buffering. To solve the buffering issue and use TikTok in India properly, just go to the user page of your favorite creator and switch off the VPN. Now you will be able to see their videos without buffering. But the issue with this is that whenever you navigate away you will get an error, just start the VPN again and you will be able to navigate from one page to another

tiktok working on browser

How to Unblock and Use TikTok in India and the US after the Ban: FAQs

Can we use TikTok in India after the ban?

Technically, any Indian person accessing Tiktok will not be able to use it due to it being banned. But there are some methods like the above-mentioned method which can let you view TikTok on your browser.

What is a VPN, is it safe?

A VPN or a virtual private network is a service which creates an illusion for the browser or an app to think that it’s being used from another country so if you use a VPN of the US in India then you will be able to trick the browser to use your favorite blocked websites in India considering they should be unblocked in the US.

Is using Tiktok in India Safe with a VPN?

Well, TikTok is mostly about the community. The communities were built around the creators post the ban so now using TikTok will only mean that you can watch the old videos of your favorite creators and honestly, that suck. You can start using Instagram reels as an alternative.

And Regarding the safety, as said in the initial disclaimer, we don’t know or endorse the use of banned apps in India via VPN or any other methods, this is just for education so just for educating yourself you can open Tiktok from your browser but Avoid using this on a regular basis.

Is it just like using TikTok Normally?

Well mostly yes but since the connection is being routed from a VPN, you will face buffering issues on TikTok while using it on the web.

Can I Upload Videos Via the Web version?

Well, that’s a pretty absurd question but the answer is yes you can. There is an option officially but if you ask me, I won’t risk uploading TikTok videos via the web as one of the charms for using TikTok was the built-in editor and video shooting interface which you obviously won’t get in the web version of TikTok. So avoid doing this at least.

How to Unblock and Use TikTok in India and Other Banned Countries: Final Words

Well, this was our take on how you can start using TikTok via your Web browser. If you ask me honestly, the experience is just meh. That can be due to the fact of me being a lover for long-form content and youtube as well. You can use the following method to download your old TikTok videos and repost them to places like Instagram Reels etc. My suggestion would be that only use this if you really want to because the experience is very slow and sluggish for the most part if you are using a Free VPN.

Thanks for reading and as always, we would love to hear your opinions on our content so comment your take on what you read.

Nitish Matta
Video Editor by profession. A writer by choice. I love to talk about pop culture and life. +1 if you love dissecting movie scenes and making theories.

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