Meet Koo, the new desi Twitter alternative exclusively for India – Times of India
I am now on Koo. Connect with me on this Indian micro-blogging platform for real-time, exciting and exclusive upd… https://t.co/L09sLRtzDM
— Piyush Goyal (@PiyushGoyal) 1612859791000
Koo has a character limit of 400 and you can do almost everything that you are used to doing on Twitter like following other users, posting pictures, audio or videos, attach web links or YouTube links. You can also use hashtags and also tag people by using ‘@’.
With Koo, you can post polls and can even record and post audio or videos instantly. As per the app description: “Koo is a Thoughts and Opinion sharing micro-blogging platform. Discussions are around Indian Thoughts. It empowers people to express their thoughts in Indian languages with a strong knit local Indian community.”
The social media app supports Indian languages like Hindi, Marathi, Tamil, Telugu and Kannada. Other local languages will also be added soon. “Just 10% of India speaks English. Almost 1 billion people in India don’t know English. Instead they speak one of India’s 100s of languages. They are now getting access to smartphones and would love an internet in their language. However, the majority of the internet has been in English. Koo is an attempt to make the voice of these Indians heard,” the app makers say on their website.