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What is the Koo app? A desi Twitter alternative you must know about

Feb 09, 2021 17:46 IST

If you have come across tweets saying people are now moving to Koo, a new microblogging platform, we'll tell you what it is.

Koo, is a homegrown micro-blogging website, which was also part of AatmaNirbhar Bharat App Innovation Challenge last year.

The platform is gaining ground steadily and may become the best Twitter alternative for government bodies. The Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology and several other government departments now have verified handles on Koo.

In fact, Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad, too uses Koo since August last year, and has over 4.29 lakh followers.

One of the Koo's biggest USP is that it supports regional languages.

The "About Us" page on Koo's website says, just 10% of India speaks English, and about 1 billion Indians speak their mother tongue. Koo is an attempt to make the voice of these Indians heard. 

The steady search for a Twitter-like platform comes when the Jack Dorsey-owned tech giant is in the middle of a controversy after it withheld about 250 accounts in India last week following a government order.

National