Koo App is an Indian micro-blogging platform. The Koo app was launched in 2020, around 10 months ago. It was developed and is owned by Aprameya Radhakrishna, and won the Aatmanirbhar App Challenge organised by the government. As per a release by AIR, “It empowers people to express their thoughts in Indian languages with a strong-knit local Indian community.”
The indefinite suspension of Twitter’s operations in Nigeria has continued to generate mixed reactions from different quarters. Many described the move as an attempt to suppress the freedom of expression among the Nigerian populace.
While some Nigerians have devised means of still using the microblogging platform with the help of Virtual Private Network, VPN, an Indian company has launched a new platform called Koo App n Nigeria.
Ngnews247 had gathered some of the facts you need to know about the new micro-blogging platform to help you decide whether it is a platform worth switching over to while the suspension of Twitter lasts.
Koo app Founder country
Koo is an Indian microblogging and social networking service based in Bengaluru, India. Formerly known as Ku Koo Ku, the app was developed by Aprameya Radhakrishna and Mayank Bidawatka.
How to Download Koo Nigeria App
According to Sensor Tower statistics, an analytics provider, in 2020, the Koo App saw 2.6 million installs from Indian app stores. Also, Koo gives a Yellow tick when an account is verified.
Koo happens to be a free-to-use microblogging platform, which can be downloaded from Google Play Store and Apple Store. It already enjoys more than 1 million downloads on the Google Play Store.
As of May 2021, Koo has investors including Accel Partners, Kalaari Capital, Blume Ventures, Dream Incubator, 3one4 Capital, Blume Ventures, IIFL and Mirae Assets. On 26 May 2021, Koo said in a statement that it has raised $30 million (about ₹218 crore) in Series B funding, led by Tiger Global. After raising $30 million from Tiger Global, Koo’s valuation increased, reaching over $100 million, up from about $25 million in February.
Koo Most Follow User
As of 5 June 2021, Koo’s official account (@कू_हिंदी) is the most-followed account on Koo with nearly Increase 32 lakh (3.2 million) followers. Koo gives a Yellow tick when an account is verified.
Koo’s logo is a yellow bird. The app allows users to type by using hashtags. Also, the “@” sign followed by a username is used for mentioning or replying to other users.
Koo Talk to Type
Koo had, on 4 May 2021, introduced a new feature called Talk to Type, which allows users to leverage the voice assistant to type out a post using their voice.