Koo App has been downloaded by 30 lakh Indians since the Union Ministry of Information and Technology, some Union Ministers, and some departments of the Union Government opened an account on the indigenous microblogging site Koo. So the discussion has started as to whether it is an alternative to Twitter.
Twitter had refused to do so despite a central government order banning some accounts related to the farmers’ movement. The Union Ministry of Information Technology has now opened an account on the indigenous microblogging site Koo to take Twitter by surprise. Since then, Koo’s downloads have increased by 30 lakh.
There is talk that the central government has started a strategy to push Twitter, which has been at the center of the struggle in the farmers’ movement. Last week, Twitter rejected a request by the Indian government to ban 257 accounts.
The Ministry of Information and Technology then created an account on Koo. Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad, Piyush Goyal, and Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan have also started using Koo App.
Apart from the IT ministry, other government departments have also opened accounts. My Govt, Digital India, India Post, National Informatics Center (NIC), National Institute of Electronics and Information Technology, Common Service Center, Umang App, Digi Locker, National Internet Exchange of India have also verified the Koo App.
Ministry of Information Technology hits Twitter, opens an account on indigenous micro-blogging site “Koo”
So there is a debate as to whether Twitter is now an indigenous alternative, or whether the central government is trying to give Twitter an alternative. Actress Kangana Ranaut, who has consistently criticized the farmers’ movement and supported the government, has also opened an account on Koo. She has decided to shut down Twitter forever.
Kangana Ranaut said in her tweet, “Twitter is your time now. Now it’s time to shift to Koo App. I will be shifting to the Koo app soon and I will share my account details in this regard. I look forward to experiencing the indigenous Koo app.”
What is koo app?
Koo is a Twitter-like but indigenous microblogging platform. It is available on the website and on the Google Play Store. Like Twitter, we can share our thoughts on this. There is a limit of 400 words to express your opinion. Here too we can follow the person we want.
You can create an account on Koo through your mobile number and also use mobile while signing in. Importantly, users can link their Facebook, LinkedIn, YouTube and Twitter accounts. Like Twitter, hashtags can also be used. When sharing a post on Koo, it can be shared via audio or video. Others can also be tagged in your posts.
The app was developed by Bombinet Technology Pvt Ltd, a Bangalore-based company. It was launched in 2015. Koo has won the Central Government’s Self-Reliance Innovation Challenge Award. The creator of this app is named Aprameya Radhakrishna.