Koo eyes expansion in Nigeria market after African country suspends Twitter ‘indefinitely’

Koo on Saturday mentioned the Indian microblogging platform is on the market in Nigeria and is eager on including new native languages for customers in that country.

The growth comes a day after the Nigerian authorities introduced an indefinite suspension of Koo’s rival, Twitter in the country.

In a publish on Koo on Saturday, its co-founder and CEO Aprameya Radhakrishna mentioned the platform is on the market in Nigeria.

We’re pondering of enabling the native languages there too. What say?? Radhakrishna mentioned.

Speaking to PTI, Radhakrishna mentioned: Now that there’s a chance for microblogging platforms in Nigeria…Koo is taking a look at introducing native Nigerian languages in the app.

He added that the platform is eager on making inroads in the Nigerian market.

Radhakrishna mentioned Koo will abide by the native legal guidelines of every country that it operates in.

Koo, based by Radhakrishna and Mayank Bidawatka, was launched final yr to permit customers to precise themselves and interact on the platform in Indian languages. It helps a number of languages together with Hindi, Telugu and Bengali, amongst others.

The Nigerian authorities on Friday mentioned it was suspending Twitter indefinitely, a day after the corporate eliminated a contentious tweet that President Muhammadu Buhari made a few secessionist motion.

Koo has over 60 lakh customers and had lately raised USD 30 million (about Rs 218 crore) in a funding spherical led by Tiger Global.

Koo’s recognition in India peaked amid clarion requires increasing the ecosystem of homegrown digital platforms. The platform has seen huge development in its person base over the previous few months after union ministers and authorities departments endorsed the homegrown microblogging platform, following a spat with Twitter.

Notably, Radhakrishna’s publish on Saturday coincides with the Indian authorities issuing a discover to Twitter, giving it one final probability to “immediately” adjust to the brand new IT guidelines. Twitter has additionally been warned that failure to stick to the norms will result in the platform shedding exemption from legal responsibility below the IT Act.

Koo had earlier mentioned it has already complied with the IT guidelines and has shared vital particulars as sought by the federal government on the difficulty.

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