Launched 10 months back as part of India’s AatmaNirbhar Bharat App Innovation Challenge, the Indian-made micro-blogging platform is on a complete roll. The app which can be accessed on both Android and Apple devices allows its users to share their views, videos and follow other users on the app.
Described as “the voice of India in Indian languages” we need to wait and see if the app does take over Twitter by hail or by a storm or would it just enjoy the initial days and lose limelight eventually.
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With Twitter being on the news like crazy recently and the ongoing silence scuffle between Twitter and the Indian government over-blocking of tweets and accounts in the backdrop to farmers’ protest, the Indian app Koo is truly on a roll with the IT Ministers pushing for it like anything and the massive growth in the usage of the app.
Already been installed by more than 1 million users and received a whopping 4.7 rating on Google Play Store, the app is truly the voice indeed. Ministers have ironically been sharing on their Twitter accounts on the Koo app asking them to connect on the Indian micro-blogging platform for some real fun indeed; exciting and exclusive. Ideas and thoughts are free to be exchanged on the platform like anything!
The app which looks and feels just like Twitter lets the users express their thoughts and open their minds like anything. Available in English and a couple of Indian languages including Kannada, Tamil, Hindi, Marathi, and Telugu allows sharing the views of their users, videos, follows others they wish, like their posts, and comment on them.
Many prominent personalities are already on the platform and if you are someone who would love to connect with them more, do grab the chance. The likes of Sadhguru, Piyush Goyal, Ravi Shankar Prasad, Anil Kumble, and Javagal Srinath are on the line.
Quite interestingly, the app won the AatmaNirbhar App Innovation Challenge held by the Government of India and PM Narendra Modi also motivated Indians to use the Koo app in Mann Ki Baat.
How to download?
The app can be downloaded from Google Play Store, Apple App Store and can also be accessed from the web. An account can be created on the platform using a valid phone number.
The future of the app is still to be anticipated and here’s hoping it doesn’t come around as just another Parler. India’s brutal answer (pun intended) to Twitter has been encouraged by ones far and beyond and called a true victory, we need to wait and watch how this unfolds too.
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