The ‘Made In India’ motto has hit on another level, making India proud. In the past several days you might have heard Koo making sound on the internet and Twitter also. Well, Koo is the alternate to Twitter, the microblogging platform and the irony of this era seemed hilarious when Twitterathis started tweeting, “Boycott Twitter, shift to Koo.”
‘Made In India’ apps are emerging so fast as entrepreneurs are grabbing the opportunity to capture the national market.
The government has been urging citizens to use ‘Made In India’ social media apps in the vision of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ‘Atmanirbhar Bharat’.
Let’s take you through the apps you can switch to!
- Sandes – Alternate to Whatsapp, Sandes is an instant messaging platform, currently available to government employees. This platform will be later accessible to all the users. The app is 30 MB in size and is available on both Android and iOS devices. It supports voice and data messages exactly like WhatsApp.
- Leher – Alternating Clubhouse, it is a live discussion social network. A few months ago, New York-based Clubhouse had become the talk of the town, trying to redefine social media. The invite-only app is a platform where one can chat live through audio and discuss with their network, community, or friends.
- MapmyIndia – To take on Google Maps, MapmyIndia has collaborated with ISRO (Indian Space Research Organisation). It combines the power of MapmyIndia’s digital maps and technologies with ISRO’s catalogue of satellite imagery and earth observation data.
- Koo – Just like Twitter, Koo also has a bird as its logo but without wings. It is a replica of Twitter, which lets you microblog. Government officials are already on Koo and they tweeted to their followers to join Koo.
- Tooter – It is also an Indian replica of Twitter. It has been active since July 2020. Like Twitter, Tooter also has verified profiles to keep a check on authenticity.
- Mitron – After the India government banned Tik Tok, the short video platform, Mitron jumped into the spotlight. Mitron app is easy to use UI due to which it looks similar to TikTok. It has filters, editing tools exactly like Tik Tok had and still has in the rest of the world.
MX Takatak and Moj are other short video platforms which emerged right after Tik Tok ban in India.