Short video app TikTok became available again on Apple’s App Store and Google Play on April 30, marking its return to the Indian market after a two-week ban.

The ban, which required Google and Apple to remove the app from their app stores, cost TikTok more than 15 million first-time users in India, according to a report from analytics firm Sensor Tower. The app’s worldwide downloads also dropped by about 33% in April compared with March.

However, TikTok’s comeback was swift. It surged back to the sixth most-downloaded app on India’s App Store and ranked number 131 on Google Play’s most-downloaded list just one day after its reinstatement, the Sensor Tower report said.

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Tony Xu

Tony Xu is Shanghai-based tech reporter. Connect with him via e-mail: tony.xu@technode.com