Koo, the Indian version of Twitter, 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. 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.
Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad’s verified handle on Koo is present since February. Goyal announced on Twitter that he too is present on this platform and asked his followers to share ideas and ideas here. Chauhan also tweeted and said that he is present on Kuo website. 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 micro blogging 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 follow other users as well. Posts from other users are visible in a feed. Here the character limit is 400. A person can sign up for Ku using his mobile number. Users also have the option to link their Facebook, LinkedIn, YouTube and Twitter feeds to Kuo profile.
The person can also post audio or video based. Users can also use the hashtag from the Ku 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.
Koo won the self-sustaining App Innovation Challenge. This he won together with other India-made apps like Zoho and Spark. The co-founder and CEO of the app is Aprameya Radhakrishna. More than 30 lakh downloads of the app have been done.