The ongoing rush between the Indian Government and Twitter about censoring some contents and accounts following the ongoing farmer’s protest in India is seems like heating up as Today, the Union Minister, Piyush Goal has posted a tweet on his official Twitter handle asking his followers to follow him up on Koo – an Indian alternative of the popular Microblogging Platform Twitter.
Here is what he wrote in his tweet.
What is Koo App? What does it do? Everthing you need to know
Koo is an Indian Microblogging App founded by an alumunus of IIM Ahmedabad – Aprameya Radhakrishsna.
The app was launched last March and has won the Aatmnirbhar Bharat App Challenge 2020.
People seeing it as an Indian alternative of Twitter. So far, Many Indian Notable personalities has registered themeselves on Koo. Some popular names are IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad, Indian Railway Minister Piyush Goal, Former Indian Cricketer Anil Kumble and Javagal Srinath and a plethora of other Indian Government Organisations and offices.
At the time of writing this article, Koo has been download from Google Playstore for as many as 2.5 million times and with that many installs, the app has 4.7 star rating.
Indian Prime Minister Modi has himself spoke about this Homegrown Twitter Alternative several times in his Man Ki Baat Program.
Koo App Features
Currently, the Koo app has some basic features about sharing different types of content. For example, currently, user can share links, texts (upto 350 characters), audios, videos or photos on Koo. Similiar to Twitter, on Koo, a user can follow other user account. Right now, the app has some pretty straightforward sections mentioned below.
- Feed: A constantly updating list of content on a respective social media.
- Trending Koos: Contents that are trending on Koo in the past 24 hours.
- People: A section where user can follow other user account.
- Explore: A section to explore new content.
- Profile: A section to let the user manage his/her profile.
- Language: A section that let the user select a language from a list of languages that Koo supports.
The app is available in multiple Indian Languages as it is focused more on Indian People.
How the Clash between Indian Government and Twitter Started?
The ongoing clash between the Indian Government and Twitter started, early last week when the Indian Government asked Twitter to remove contents and accounts related to ongoing farmer protest but Twitter doesn’t follow the Government orders.