New Delhi: Local microblogging platform Koo announced on Tuesday the launch of a unique feature that will help users speak and type messages without using the keyboard in regional languages ​​except English.

Called “ Speak to Type, ” the feature will help Koo users express their thoughts and the words will appear on the screen with the click of a button.

“This ‘Talk to Type’ feature is magical and takes authoring for creators of regional languages ​​to the next level. Users no longer have to use the keyboard and type long thoughts, ”said Aprameya Radhakrishna, co-founder of Koo.

“For those who have trouble typing in local languages, this feature takes all that pain away. We will continue to add value to Indians by enabling the easiest localized forms of expression and presenting their thoughts to the Indians. India transparently, ”Radhakrishna said in a statement.

Founded last year, the vernacular microblogging platform Koo crossed 40 lakh users in no time and aims to attract 10 crore users by the end of this year.

“We are the first social platform in the world to launch such a feature. You won’t find her on Facebook, Twitter or any other global platform, ”said Mayank Bidawatka, co-founder of Koo.

Koo had raised $ 4.1 million in its Series A financing. 3one4 Capital, Infosys veteran Mohandas Pai, was the latest addition to onboard investors, according to the company, and Accel Partners, Kalaari Capital. , Blume Ventures and Dream Incubator also participated in the round.

The rapidly growing vernacular platform describes itself as a microblogging service for personal updates and opinion sharing.