Chinese owned video app Zynn has recently been taken down by Play Store after it was reported for being a plagiarised version of a globally popular Chinese app TikTok.
According to reports, a large number of popular TikTik users have said that their videos were uploaded to Zynn without their permission. Some users also mentioned that their accounts were copied entirely on the app with their names, pictures, and old content. In some instances, the videos were added to the app before it was even released in the United States.
Zynn was launched last month for both iOS and Android and it didn't take long for it to become popular. It topped the list for the most downloaded iOS apps by the end of May and was also amongst the top 10 downloaded apps on Play Store.
The biggest reason for its popularity could've been its system to reward users to watch videos and invite friends. This has also raised speculations as some users said that they were not able to cash out the rewards they recieved.
“We didn’t want to pay giant corporations like Facebook or Google so we used the exact same amount of money to pay our frontline users instead,” Zynn spokesperson told a source.
He also admitted that there have been some problems with plagiarism on the app. It has also been reported that the company is currently is in talks with Google about this matter.
Google has not given an explanation about the removal yet and the app is currently available on App Store.