What is Koo app and why it crossed big 1 million downloads?

Koo is an Indian alternative app for Twitter.


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Recently, many Chinese apps like Tik-Tok, PUBG Mobile, and share-it have been banned in India, this has led many Indian app developers to come forward and present Indian alternative apps as a replacement for these foreign apps. Due to this, there is an overabundance of Indian apps on the Google play store.

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Koo app is an Indian alternative for Twitter.

Also, the struggle prevailing between the Indian government and the foreign microblogging platform Twitter (due to the banning of multiple accounts) has given rise to some Indian microblogging platforms such as the Koo app.

The Indian Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) replied to Twitter on the Koo app on a request made by Twitter to sought a meeting with the government concerning the blocking of certain accounts as directed by MeitY.

What is the Koo app?

Koo is a homemade Indian microblogging platform that was launched around 10 months ago in the year 2020. This app is developed by Aprameya Radhakrishna and won the Aatmanirbhar App Challenge organized by the government in 2020.

The Koo app is currently being promoted by many Indian politicians as well as Bollywood celebrities. Piyush Goyal a politician and the current Minister of Railways, Minister of Commerce and Industry, and Minister of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution in the Government of India, has created his account on the Koo app and tweeted regarding the same. Also, Ravi Shankar Prasad and Chief Minister of Karnataka BS Yediyurappa have joined the Koo app.

Kangana Ranaut a famous Bollywood actress has decided to leave Twitter and join the Koo app.

Now, how to download the Koo app?

Koo is a free microblogging platform that can easily be downloaded from the Google Play store and the App Store. This app has already crossed 1 million downloads on the google play store.

You can simply click on the install button and after the app gets downloaded and the installation process is complete you can start using the app.

Screen of the Koo app from Google play store and app store.

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