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

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Koo connected Saturday said the Indian microblogging level is disposable successful Nigeria and is keen connected adding caller section languages for users successful that country.

The improvement comes a time aft the Nigerian authorities announced an indefinite suspension of Koo's rival, Twitter successful the country.

In a station connected Koo connected Saturday, its co-founder and CEO Aprameya Radhakrishna said the level is disposable successful Nigeria.

We're reasoning of enabling the section languages determination too. What say?? Radhakrishna said.

Speaking to PTI, Radhakrishna said: Now that determination is an accidental for microblogging platforms successful Nigeria...Koo is looking astatine introducing section Nigerian languages successful the app.

He added that the level is keen connected making inroads successful the Nigerian market.

Radhakrishna said Koo volition abide by the section laws of each state that it operates in.

Koo, founded by Radhakrishna and Mayank Bidawatka, was launched past twelvemonth to let users to explicit themselves and prosecute connected the level successful Indian languages. It supports aggregate languages including Hindi, Telugu and Bengali, among others.

The Nigerian authorities connected Friday said it was suspending Twitter indefinitely, a time aft the institution removed a contentious tweet that President Muhammadu Buhari made astir a secessionist movement.

Koo has implicit 60 lakh users and had precocious raised USD 30 cardinal (about Rs 218 crore) successful a backing circular led by Tiger Global.

Koo's popularity successful India peaked amid clarion calls for expanding the ecosystem of homegrown integer platforms. The level has seen monolithic maturation successful its idiosyncratic basal implicit the past fewer months aft national ministers and authorities departments endorsed the homegrown microblogging platform, pursuing a spat with Twitter.

Notably, Radhakrishna's station connected Saturday coincides with the Indian authorities issuing a announcement to Twitter, giving it 1 past accidental to "immediately" comply with the caller IT rules. Twitter has besides been warned that nonaccomplishment to adhere to the norms volition pb to the level losing exemption from liability nether the IT Act.

Koo had earlier said it has already complied with the IT rules and has shared indispensable details arsenic sought by the authorities connected the issue.

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