Koo has launched a Talk to Type feature that supports Indian languages.
Koo, an Indian microblogging website, announced the launch of a new ‘Talk to Kind’ feature on Tuesday. Users may use voice prompts to post material on the website, as the name suggests.
According to Koo, it is the world’s first social media site to deliver such a service. Talk to Kind is available in English as well as Indian languages such as Hindi, Kannada, Tamil, Telugu, Bengali, and Marathi.
“This “Talk to Type” element is magical, and it elevates regional language development to new heights. Users are no longer required to type long thoughts using the keyboard. Speakers of Indian languages will now utter their minds and the words will magically appear on the keyboard! This function alleviates the frustration of typing in local languages for those who find it challenging. In a statement, Aprameya Radhakrishna, Co-founder of Koo, said, “We will continue to bring value to Indians by allowing the simplest localised ways of speech and presenting their thoughts to India in a seamless way.”
Mayank Bidawatka, a co-founder of Koo, also points out that the feature isn’t available on Facebook, Twitter, or any other global website.
Koo was introduced last year, in case you didn’t remember. The website, dubbed the “desi Twitter,” allows users to write messages, retweet (via Re-Koo), and even use hashtags. During Twitter’s legal battle with the Indian government over the banning of some pages, the site drew a lot of scrutiny.
Koo reported in March that existing investors and a group of individuals had purchased Shunwei Capital’s minority interest in the company.
Former Indian cricketer Javagal Srinath, BookMyShow founder Ashish Hemrajani, Udaan co-founder Sujeet Kumar, Flipkart CEO Kalyan Krishnamurthy, and Zerodha founder Nikhil Kamat were among those who took part in the buyout.