Koo, an India-based microblogging platform and one of Twitter Inc’s rivals has today announced, to provide free lifetime verified badges to all notable personalities that meet their criteria.
The company, which has more than 50 million users in India, Brazil, and Africa, said in its released statement, “Koo is committed to building a safe and inclusive platform that gives users the equal opportunity to express themselves and be heard. All prominent personalities and creators across the globe will be eligible for free lifetime verification to build trust with their followers, protect their reputation and avoid impersonation.”
In addition, Koo enables users to seamlessly migrate their Tweets and find their Twitter following on the platform; thereby eliminating the need to start from ground zero.
Speaking about the development, Mayank Bidawatka, Co-founder of Koo, said, “At Koo, we care about inclusivity in thought and action. We provide free lifetime verification for all notable personalities that qualify as a mark of recognition. We protect them from impersonators so they can share their authentic voices with their followers. We are a merit-based platform and take pride in our transparent methodology that recognizes and celebrates eminence without a price tag. The Koo Eminence Tick is a prestigious symbol that cannot be bought. We are committed to safeguarding this digital right for all notable personalities.”
“We have concentrated our efforts for 3 years to create a microblogging 2.0 experience. We have become the second-largest microblog with over 60 million downloads from 100+ countries. Koo benefits everyone. We will never charge for a feature that the internet was supposed to provide for free. Platforms need to be enabled. Not extracted,” he added.