There has been a clampdown on around 59 Chinese apps by the Government of India. These included some of the more popular apps like TikTok, UC Browser, Shareit, Clash of Kings, Cam Scanner to the less heard ones like the V fly Status Video, Photo Wonder, etc. The reason for the ban stands from the privacy and security point of view.
While some like Instagram have seemed to baked into this opportunity by introducing the Reels feature, for others, there isn’t any alternative as such. The Xiaomi Mi Community app falls into the latter category. On that note, the app is used by many Xiaomi users for posting bugs or enquiring about new features. Likewise, users also share their concerns with respect to various issues on the said app. The forum also shares important guides and how-to articles.
Along the same lines, the Chinese OEM also makes some important announcements via the forum app itself. Similarly, it also has a website for the exact same purpose. However, the recent crackdown on the Chinese apps has seen both the Xiaomi Mi Community app & website suffer, with both being temporarily disabled as of now across the country.
Statement from Xiaomi
This is what Xiaomi has to say in this regard:
Namaste Mi Fans,
The Government of India has issued an interim order for the blocking of 59 apps, including Mi Community. As a responsible corporate, we have always and will adhere to the orders, processes, and protocols required by the authorities.
We will be meeting with government stakeholders for an opportunity to respond and submit our clarifications. As always, Mi Community adheres to the most stringent data privacy and security requirements under Indian law.
The privacy and security of our Mi Fans is of utmost importance to us.
In the meantime, we are disabling the app and Mi Community website temporarily. Till the time we get further clarification from the government. We thank you for your incredible support and request you to be patient with us as we work with the government.
Please stay safe! (Source)
While apps like Bolo Indya, Roposo, and Chingari baking in the glory of the TikTok ban, for the Chinese OEM’s forum, there doesn’t seem to be an alternative as of now. Anyways, keep reading this space for the latest development.
This post will be updated accordingly as and when there is further development regarding the Xiaomi Mi Community app and website getting disabled. In the meantime, you could get yourself acquainted with some iPhone Tips and Tricks, PC tips and tricks, and Android Tips and Trick as well.