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Koo App: Desi Twitter Alternative? Find Out Everything Here

By Susshmita Choubey - 
9th Feb 2021

We are seeing a lot of Indian alternatives to popular social media apps in recent times. Koo, an alternative app to Twitter is steadily gaining popularity day by day. Moreover, it was also part of the AatmaNirbhar Bharat App Innovation Challenge last year. It is especially for Indians in order to be able to share their views using Indian languages.

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Koo won the AatmaNirbhar innovation challenge and is a Made in India service as per the vision of PM Narendra Modi. Here in this article find about the app and its features.


Koo: What Does It Offer?

  • It is a ‘Made in India’ service and is a microblogging app where you can follow famous personalities from India.
  • This app will share your opinions on various topics, following topics that interest you, and many other things that are the same as Twitter. 
  • View your feed in Indian languages by seeing what people you follow said.
  • Trending#, discuss your opinions in Indian languages, and more.

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One can post on various topics with trending hashtags similar to Twitter. The app wants you to express yourself by ‘Kooing’ daily on the app. PM Narendra Modi has also encouraged Indians for using the Koo App during his Mann Ki Baat speech. Moreover, it also claims to support various Indian languages and many more to come in the future including Sanskrit and Urdu. 

However, this app is on the Play Store for quite some time now. It released back in November of 2019 but has just recently started to gain momentum. This is happening as Twitter began to face some heat from the government.

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Moreover, the government bodies including the Ministry of Electronics and IT, MyGov, Digital India, India Post, NIC, NIELIT, SAMEER, Common Services Center, UMANG app, Digi Locker, NIXI, STPI, CDAC, CMET, and many more already have their handles on the Koo app. 


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