Co-founded by Aprameya Radhakrishna and Mayank Bidawatka, Koo is a free micro-blogging platform that caters to the Indian market. With the app, you can share your thoughts, follow other users and post multiple kinds of media online. Koo is also available in numerous regional dialects.
Koo app features
When it comes to features, Koo and Twitter have a few things in common. You can scroll through feeds, use hashtags, re-share content and see what’s trending, all from your Android device. The app has a limit of 400 characters in a post, but it also supports images, audio, and video. Additionally, you can tag, follow and message other users.
Multiple Indian languages
The Koo app has been well-received, with many calling it India’s alternative to Twitter. While it works in much the same way, it outshines the Tweetoshpere with its multilingual support.
Besides English, you can use Koo in Kannada, Tamil, Hindi, Marathi, and other Indian dialects. It also rivals Tooter, another homegrown social media app dubbed the ‘Swadeshi version of Twitter’.
After downloading the free Koo app APK, signing up is simple. First, you must choose your preferred language and enter your mobile number. You’ll then receive an OTP code to enter in the field provided. Next, you’ll need to decide on a username and fill in your personal details. You can also add a bio and upload a profile picture.
Impressive awards and prominent users
In its release year, Koo was Google Play store's best daily essential app and it also won the AatmaNirbhar Bharat App Innovation Challenge. It has since attracted an array of prominent Indian users, from Bollywood celebrities and philosophers to politicians and journalists.
India’s Twitter alternative
It’s clear that Koo’s developers drew inspiration from Twitter, with various identical features like hashtags, character limits, and content sharing. However, the app boasts multilingual support for a variety of Indian languages, making it a popular alternative to Twitter. Downloading the APK and signing up is easy too.