What Is Koo? 5 Things To Know About This Indian Twitter Alternative

What Is Koo? 

  • The social media app has been created by the developer duo Mayank Bidwatka and Aprameya Radhakrishna. They are also the creators of the Vokal app that acts as a homemade replacement to Quora. Also, they have previously founded and invested in several startups.
  • The microblogging site was co-founded by entrepreneurs Aprameya Radhakrishna and Mayank Bidwatka. Radhakrishna had founded online cab booking service TaxiForSure, which was subsequently sold to Ola Cabs. Prior to Koo, its parent company — Bombinate Technologies Pvt Ltd — launched and is operating the Indian version of Quora called Vokal. According to data sourced from Crunchbase, the company raised Series A funding in 2018 from a clutch of investors including Blume Ventures, Kalaari Capital, and Accel Partners India. In the latest round of funding announced earlier this month, former Infosys CFO TV Mohandas Pai’s 3one4 Capital also joined the list of those investing in Bombinate Technologies.

Features

  • Calling it Twitter-like automatically gives us an idea of the Koo app features. Users can post their thoughts in 350 characters, for starters, which is a little higher than the 280 characters limit Twitter has in place. It supports images, videos, and audio content as well.


  • You get Twitter-like buttons for liking, commenting, and resharing (read retweeting) other users’ content on the platform. However, the app sells itself by emphasizing that it supports various native languages, including Hindi, Tamil, Kannada, and Telugu.

Where can you download the Koo app?

  • The social media app is currently available for Android and iOS and can be download from Google Play and App Store. You can also use Koo’s web version by opening its website in your browser.



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