Union Minister of Commerce and Industry Piyush Goyal, posted an invitation on Twitter with his supporters to join the social media microblogging platform known as Koo. Some ministers and departments and the others expressed their invitation to join Koo soon afterwards.
Soon after, some verified Twitter handles of government, like MeitY and MyGov, were checked on Twitter.
What is KOO?
Koo has been founded by a start-up based in Bengaluru ten months ago in March 2020. It is actually the homemade alternative to Twitter in India. The application won the Indian government’s Aatmanirbhar App Challenge last August in support of homemade innovation. Although it features as many Twitter features, Koo allows you to post content other than Hindi in Indian languages.
Is it Available in Google Play store?
yes. Koo is available for the download from the Google Play Store, described as “a personal updates and opinion-sharing micro-blogging platform” The app is intended to “empower people to express their thoughts in Indian languages with a strong knit local Indian community” The 4.7-star rating is currently available in the Play Store. Here is the link to download
Known peoples in KOO
Koo currently has 2.5 million downloads from the Play Store. Besides Union Minister Piyush Goyal, several others, such as IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad, Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa, Tejasvi Surya, Shobha Karandlaje and the government think tank NITI Ayog are already in Koo. A host of government departments, including MeitY, MyGov, Digital India, India Post, the National Informatics Center (NIC), the National Institute of Electronics and Information Technology (NIELIT), the Common Services Centre, the UMANG app, Digi Locker, the National Internet Exchange of India (NIXI), the Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs (CBIC), among others, are also in Koo. Crickets like Javagal Srinath and Anil Kumble, as well as the spiritual leader Sadhguru, are on Koo.
What is the advantage of Koo from Twitter?
Though Koo is almost similar to Twitter in layout and even offers some features that Twitter does not have, one of the main advantages of Koo in India is that it allows people to post content in Hindi and other regional languages that could make it popular with Indian users.