Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has also opened his account on Twitter’s Indian rival platform Koo. He did not declare this from his Twitter handle, but only from “Koo”. He said that this is an indigenous medium that shows the success of Digital India and is a step in the direction of a soul dependent India.
With this, Adityanath also requested the countrymen that now they can contact them directly on Koo and can also follow them. He has also been followed by about 31,000 users in the last 24 hours.
Many celebrities opened accounts
Apart from Yogi Adityanath, Koo has been followed by some well-known people in recent times. These include Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad, Piyush Goyal and Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chauhan. Apart from these, Union Ministers Smriti Irani, Prakash Javadekar, Uttarakhand Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat, Boxer Mary Kom have also joined Koo app earlier. The reason behind the growing popularity of Koo is that Twitter is currently in a confrontation with the Indian government. This is about the block and unblock of accounts associated with the Kisan movement.
Not only ministers, departments like Telecom, IT, India Post, MyGovIndia are also present on this platform. Isha Foundation’s Jaggi Vasudev, former cricketers Srinath and Anil Kumble have also joined it.
What is Koo?
It is a microblogging platform like Twitter. It is available as a website and on iOS and Google Play Store. You can post your thoughts publicly here and can also follow other users. Posts from other users are visible in a feed. Here the character limit is 400. A person can sign up for Koo using his mobile number. Users also have the option to link their Facebook, LinkedIn, YouTube and Twitter feeds to Koo profile.
The person can also post audio or video-based. Users can also use the hashtag from the Koo app. Like Twitter, users can tag another person using @. There is also an option to share poll posts, photos and videos on the platform.
Who created and developed Koo?
Koo is formed by Bombinate Technologies Private Limited, a private company based in Bangalore, which was launched in 2015. According to the details, the company is involved in other-computer related work. For example, maintaining websites of other companies and making multimedia presentations for them, etc.