Union minister Shri Ravi Shankar Prasad has crossed 1 million followers on Koo. He joined Koo in August 2020 and has been a driving force behind encouraging people to express themselves on Koo in multiple languages, especially their mother tongue. He constantly posts important information related to government initiatives and key policies in English as well as Hindi.
Aprameya Radhakrishna, Co-Founder, Koo, said that they are delighted to have Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad join them on this journey and to see him share his thoughts with fellow citizens in multiple Indian languages. He further stated that the minister has surpassed 1 million followers in just a few months and he is confident that the number of his followers on Koo will surpass the number of his followers on global social networks in a much shorter time. Many of the people who communicate with him on Koo don’t have profiles on other social networking sites and they are certain that they benefit greatly from the regular updates the minister shares on Koo.
With the presence of union ministers, government officials and top actors joining Koo, there has been an exponential increase in the user base and popularity of Koo. A homegrown rival to Twitter, Koo stresses on recognising and embracing Indian languages, so that every Indian can communicate and express in their mother tongue.
In an exclusive conversation with NewsX as part of NewsX India A-List, Aprameya Radhakrishna had earlier said that more than 90% people were not comfortable in English. This is the reason they decided to build a platform giving equal recognition to local languages so that people can search for information, connect and communicate with each other easily.
“Connecting India deeper is a problem we are solving, whereas the existing options connect India to the English-speaking India to the rest of the world. The experience we have given for local languages and allowed users to express in those languages is the core philosophy of KOO. Nobody has built an app around microblogging and expression of thoughts and opinions ever before in local languages and that is what we have focused on,” he stated.