Bengaluru/IBNS: Brazil’s President-elect Lula da Silva on Dec. 1 announced his arrival on the Indian micro-blogging platform Koo.
His first post in Portuguese said, "Cheguei. O que estão achando daqui?"
It translates to, "I have arrived. What are you looking for here?"
He got over one lakh and three thousand followers within two days of joining and his first Koo got over 33,000 likes and over 10,000 comments.
Lula will take over as the next President of the Federal Republic of Brazil.
Lula announced his Koo profile on Twitter with a yellow bird emoji and got over 100,000 likes on his Tweet.
Lula’s presence on the app affirms his intent of utilizing popular digital tools to connect with Brazilians at large.
He is the latest eminent personality from Brazil who joined the platform that boasts names like football icon Ronaldinho, Felipe Neto, Claudia Leitte, actor Babu Santana, and author Rosana Hermann and the popular news portal Choquei.
CEO and Cofounder of Koo Aprameya Radhakrishna said, "We are delighted to have Brazil's President-Elect Lula Da Silva on our platform.
"Koo is a brilliant platform that welcomes different perspectives, voices and opinions. We pride ourselves in being a truly democratic platform that helps everyone form connections and share updates with their followers."
"I'm sure Brazilians all over the world would want to know the president-elect’s plans for the nation directly from him.
Co-founder at Koo Mayank Bidawatka said, "We are very happy to have President-Elect Lula on the platform. He's got a large following in Brazil and that shows in the comments of Brazilians in his first post. He's a world leader and this is the start of many more to come."
Koo was launched in Brazil about two weeks ago and introduced Portuguese as a language on the app within 48 hours.
After the language feature was enabled, 500 eminent personalities from Brazil joined the world’s second-largest microblogging platform.
Today, Koo has recorded over 2.5 million downloads and over two million web visits from Brazil since its launch.
Koo App enables conversations in multiple languages. Starting in India, Koo is today used by people from over 100 countries.