After a big drama with the Madras High Court, popular video sharing app is now makes a triumphants return to Indian app stores.
The Madras High Court on 3rd April directed the Centre to ban the app TikTok, used to create and share short videos, as it spread "pornographic and inappropriate content" being made available through such platforms.

"Though it is admitted that this possible mischief and irreparable damage that may be caused to innocent children and women cannot be ruled out, taking note of the safety features projected by the 9th respondent (Bytedance India) ... the interim order granted by this Court on 03.04.2019 is vacated,"
 the Madurai bench of the Madras High Court said in a written order, a copy of which is with ET. The court passed an oral order in this regard on April 24.


TikTok had a record 41.7 mn app downloads in Q1 2019 and has 119.3 million active users in India before a ban was placed removing the app from Play Store and Apple App Store.
The company has said the ban caused a loss of Rs.3.48 ($500,000) crore per day.
On May 01, the company introduced the creation of two safety features like new notification sound and a management tool that will help users to control logins to prevent hacks to their devices. TikTok also introduced in-app quiz for their users on security practices to avoid unauthorised use of accounts.


On April 30, TikTok, the 90th most downloaded app on Google Playstore was restored in app stores.
Inorder to regain the revenue lost by Bytedance over the week of ban, the company started a program to increase the further downloads offering a cash prize of Rs.1Lakh ($1,400) everyday between May 01 and May 16