Koo App: Indigenous Replacement Of Twitter; Govt. Backed

by Shatakshi Gupta

Efforts for the Aatmanirbhar Bharat initiative have intensified in the country and home-grown tech companies are working on a variety of mobile applications, in the field of social media platforms as well as other essential fields too. Nowadays, Koo App becomes the headline of several newspapers and it is being considered as an indigenous option of micro blogging site Twitter. 

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Bengaluru-based Aprameya Radhakrishna developed this indigenous app last year. Notably, the app was the winner of the Digital India AatmaNirbhar Bharat Innovate Challenge.

Government Backing

Koo App becomes topic of discussion these days after the Union Minister Piyush Goyal tweeted that he has joined home-grown micro blogging platform Koo. The tweet came at a time whenthe Government and Twitter are not on the same page. A dispute is going on between Twitter and the Indian government for some time and in every way, efforts are being made to draw People’s towards the native option of all popular apps. Now Piyush Goyal’s presence on the Koo app has made this app popular.

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About App

Currently, the developers of the Koo app have made it live on iOS and Android platforms. The app also has its website, which provides all the information related to this app. After getting a shout-out by the Government, it will be interesting to see whether this app could replace the giant microblogging platform Twitter.

Features of the App

 Koo app is very similar to Twitter, in which you can follow someone and you can be followed by someone. You can share a post by writing in it. You will also have the option to share photo-videos. You will also see the feed like Twitter. The most important thing is that, besides English, Koo app supports Indian languages like Kannada, Tamil, Telugu. With this, users can share something by writing in their language as well. 

How to download?

Koo app is absolutely free and you can download it for free on Google Play Store as well as Apple App Store. To download the Koo app, search Koo on Google Play Store or App Store. On searching, you will first see ‘Koo: Connect with Indians in Indian Languages’. Tap on the aforementioned option and download it.