Leaving Twitter for Koo? You don't have to worry about losing your original tweets

DailyBiteDec 23, 2022 | 15:14

Leaving Twitter for Koo? You don't have to worry about losing your original tweets

Koo now allows users to migrate their tweets from Twitter. Photo: DailyO

The whiplash-like changes at Twitter have become a headache for several users. Many don't know whether tomorrow they will find their accounts suspended for 101 reasons created by Elon Musk. And sniffing the opportunity during Twitter's low, its Indian rival app, Koo, has made some new adjustments. 

Koo wants to bring Twitter users to its platform. Koo is, in almost every way, similar to Twitter, except that it's yellow in colour and its USP is that it supports several Indian and global languages. 


In the latest: Koo has rolled out a new feature, especially for those who would like to leave Twitter. 

  • The "Migrate from Twitter" option on Koo allows Twitter users to seamlessly transfer their original tweets from the blue platform to the yellow platform.
  • By original tweets, Koo means the tweets that the users posted; not to confuse with likes or retweets. 

Why? After the Twitter accounts of prominent American tech journalists were temporarily suspended for sharing information on Jack Sweeney, who tracks Elon Musk's private jet, Koo's co-founder and CEO Aprameya Radhakrishna said that suspension of accounts is essentially a loss of several years of intellectual hard work. 

If you are someone who speaks their mind and engages with others in discussion and debate - a suspension essentially means that you lose access to years of creativity, ideas, connections and insights.
- Aprameya Radhakrishna told PTI

So, the Koo 'migrate' feature is for those who worry that their years of creativity, original thoughts, and arguments on Twitter might be lost. 

How to migrate your tweets to Koo? Just go to your account settings in Koo and find the option, "Migrate from Twitter". 

  • Proceed with the prompts that are shown and you will be able to get all your tweets from Twitter to Koo. 
  • This doesn't work if your account is already suspended. 
  • The 'migrate' feature also shows an option to find the people you followed on Twitter on Koo as well. 

A few days ago, Koo's support account was suspended by Twitter for "violating rules". This is in line with Twitter's response to the presence of rival social media companies on its platform.

Koo has also announced that it will continue to allow users to post links to other social media platforms, after Twitter banned sharing links to rivals like Mastodon, Instagram, etc.  

Koo has crossed over 50 million downloads according to PTI. Now, the Indian social media platform is planning to capture the US market. Already, it is making its presence known in Brazil. 

Meanwhile, at Twitter: On the other hand, Twitter's future remains bleak and uncertain after a Twitter poll posted by Elon Musk himself showed that voters wanted the head honcho to step down as Twitter CEO. Musk has said he will abide by the outcome but will only step down once he finds someone suitable to take over the position. Ad revenue for Twitter has been at an all-time low, and the company risks going bankrupt.

Last updated: December 23, 2022 | 15:14
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