KOO, the Made in India app, now has 3 million users
Amid a clash going on between Twitter and Centre, the Made in India app Koo has earned a larger number of users in last few weeks.
“We had two million users with about 1.5 million active users. Now, we have now crossed 3 million-mark,” Koo co-founder Mayank Bidawataka said.
“Our systems are facing more load than ever. Thank you for placing your trust in us. Our team is working on overdrive to fix it,” Co-founder Aprameya Radhakrishna tweeted.
The app was launched by Radhakrishna and Bidawatka to help Indians connect.
On Wednesday, Twitter refused to follow the Centre`s order of taking down 1,100 accounts and posts which according to government were spreading misinformation about the farmer`s protest. The Centre was very disappointed with Twitter. Twitter said that it did not take the accounts down because it was violating the Indian laws.
On Thursday, Union information technology minister Ravi Shankar Prasad attacked Twitter in the Rajya Sabha. “Please don’t spread enmity, violence and misinformation. Please follow the Constitution of India and the law of the land (otherwise we will be very strict),” he said while replying to a question in Rajya Sabha.
Several political leaders and celebrities, including Piyush Goyal, have joined Koo. “I am now on Koo. Connect with me on this Indian micro-blogging platform for real-time, exciting and exclusive updates. Let us exchange our thoughts and ideas on Koo,” Goyal, the minister of railways, commerce and industry, tweeted on Tuesday.
Bollywood actress Kangana Ranaut too has become part of Koo. “Your time is up @Twittertime to shift to #kooapp will inform everyone soon about my account details there. Absolutely thrilled to experience home grown #kooapp” she tweeted on Wednesday.
Ministry of electronics and IT (MeitY), MyGov, Digital India, India Post, National Informatics Centre (NIC), National Institute of Electronics and Information Technology (NIELIT), Common Services Centre, UMANG app, Digi Locker, Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs (CBIC) et all have all opened accounts on Koo.
The logo of Koo and Twitter is very much similar. The app Koo has a yellow bird whereas Twitter has blue bird.