India’s local social media platform Koo has now announced the introduction of the “Talk to Type” feature, which allows users to easily exchange their thoughts without having to type. The feature is available in all of the Indian languages the platform currently supports, including Kannada, Hindi, and Bengali. This makes it easy for users to create content in their native Indian language by simply speaking at the touch of a button and without using a keyboard.
Koo is a microblogging site co-founded by entrepreneurs Aprameya Radhakrishna and Mayank Bidwatka. The social media app launched in early 2020 and gained prominence after winning the government’s Atmanirbhar App Innovation Challenge. The app is very similar to Twitter, but there is a difference in the login process.
While Twitter allows you to create an account using just your email ID, Koo requires you to enter your cell phone number, which is then verified by entering an OTP.
“This“ Talk to Type ”feature is magical and takes creation for regional language creators to the next level. Users no longer have to use the keyboard and type long thoughts. The Indian language speakers can now speak their minds and the words will magically appear on the screen! For those who found it difficult to type in local languages, this feature removes all of that pain. We will continue to add value to Indians by enabling the simplest localized expressions and seamlessly presenting their thoughts to India, ”said Aprameya Radhakrishna, co-founder of Koo, as she commented on the feature’s launch.
Koo is said to be the first social media platform in the world to introduce such a function, which supports Indian regional languages in addition to English. It’s especially useful for people who don’t like typing on the keyboard.