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'Koo' Earns 9 Lakh Users In 5 Days

BP World Bureau | Feb 17 2021 05:08:11 PM
Image credits: Twitter

NEW DELHI: The Koo app, Indian alternative to Twitter, is seeing an increase in popularity after gaining nine lakh users in five days. 

The US microblogging site clashed with the Indian government, over major issues such as curbing of over a thousand accounts, a sign of the growing political challenges for social media platforms. 

Koo app sends out tweets in seven Indian languages. 

Aprameya Radhakrishna, co-founder and chief executive officer of Koo, said that the platform is not political at all. 

The app had approximately 2.6 million installs from Indian app stores.

Read: 'Koo' App: Govt Response To Twitter, Ministers Joining In 

Koo has verified handles of;

  1. Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MEITY)
  2. MyGov, Digital India
  3. India Post, National Informatics Centre (NIC)
  4. National Institute of Electronics and Information Technology (NIELIT)
  5. Common Services Center
  6. UMANG app
  7. Digi Locker
  8. National Internet Exchange of India (NIXI) 
  9. Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs (CBIC).