Koo App: Features Of The New Indian Alternative to Twitter
Koo was founded by Aprameya Radhakrishna, who is the company’s co-founder and CEO. It can be found on Android and iOS.
Koo, an Indian alternative to Twitter, has become the city’s talk by encouraging Aatmanirbhar Bharat to deliver Twitter, but Indian. It is available on iOS and Android as an app, and it also has a website.
Koo is the government winner of Aatmanirbhar Bharat’s 2020 app challenge. While it largely vanished from the spotlights afterward, after Twitter declined to delete some content, the app became popular again.
This is an ongoing problem, but in the meantime, government bodies such as MeitY and senior politicians such as Union Secretary Piyush Goyal tweeted Koo and his reports on that forum.
What is Koo?
Koo is much like Twitter a microblogging site where users can share their views. It was founded by the co-founder and CEO, Aprameya Radhakrishna.
Koo was launched last March and won the AatmaNirbhar Bharat Innovate Digital India Competition, which finds the best Indian apps that are likely to become world-class apps. The idea behind the app was to permit Indian users, according to the section on the Koo website, to express their opinions in local languages.
“English is just 10 percent of India. In India, nearly 1 billion people don’t know English. Instead, one of India’s 100s languages is spoken. You now have access to smartphones and would love to use the internet in your language.”
It continues, “Koo is an effort to make these Indians listen to their voices. They are now able to engage in their mother tongues on the internet by listening to the views and opinions of some of the sharpest Indians.”
Why does Koo get into the news?
After Union Minister Piyush Goyal tweeted to join the homegrown microblogging platform, Koo was back in the spotlight. This happens during the ongoing conflict between Twitter and the Indian Government. The government allegedly told Twitter to delete more than 1,000 accounts of disinformation and inflammatory content about the protests. Twitter did not agree with this and said that it did not operate on media entities, writers, activists, and politicians’ accounts.
There are other leading politicians, such as Minister of Electronics and IT Ravi Shankar Prasad and Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa of Karnataka, not just Goyal. The government ministries and agencies, such as MeitY, the Ministry of Electronics and IT, the Central Board of Indirect Taxes (CBIC), NIELIT, India Post, MyGovIndia, NIC, and others will be on the platform. NIC will also be involved with the project.
How do I get Koo downloaded?
Koo is a free app for Android and iOS alike. Otherwise, users should go to Google Play and check for “Koo.” The app is called Google Play’s “Koo: Connecting to Indians in Indian Languages.” It is just called “Koo” by Bombinate Technologies Private Limited, the provider of the App Store.
You can go to the website and click on the options to download the Google Play or App Store to download a connection.
What are Koo’s features?
Koo has features that are quite similar to Twitter. It allows users to follow individuals and browse through a feed. Users can write messages in text or share them in audio or video formats. It has Kannada, Tamil, Telugu, Tamil, and English language options, with others coming soon. It also allows people to express their opinions in their local languages.
Messages can be written up to 400 characters and are called “Koo”. There are language communities that essentially show all content in a particular language.