Twitter alternatives: 5 best Twitter alternatives worth trying in India

These are the apps that you should look at if you are thinking of leaving Twitter.

To say that Elon Musk’s purchase of Twitter has caused a stir would be a massive understatement. The billionaire has made multiple changes to the way the platform works since taking over. Of course, as is usually the case, change is not accepted by all and as such, many users are looking for greener pastures. If you are one of these users, then you’ve come to the right place. In this list, we will be looking at five best Twitter alternatives in India.

Koo

Twitter alternative koo

Koo is a homegrown app developed in India for Indians. So it had to be a part of this list. Like Twitter, the app allows users to post little snippets of their thoughts and opinions on the internet. Users can also post photos and videos. Just like Twitter!

iOS | Android

Pros

  • Very similar to Twitter
  • Many Indian celebrities are already there
  • Multiple regional languages

Cons

  • Limited international reach

Mastodon

Twitter alternative Mastodon

Mastodon seems to be the go-to destination for most Twitter users leaving the platform. The app’s biggest appeal seems to be the fact that it is decentralised and has no advertisements. Aside from that, it offers a very similar experience to Twitter.

iOS | Android

Pros

  • Similar UI to Twitter
  • Decentralised
  • No advertisements

Cons

  • Verification seems iffy

Tribel Social

Twitter alternative Tribel

Tribel is another social media platform that users are flocking to. The app features a clean interface and a UI that every Twitter user will be familiar with. It also offers a customisable news feed that users can tweak to ensure they see what they want.

iOS | Android

Pros

  • Customisable news fee
  • Similar to Twitter

Cons

  • Buggy, especially on Android

CounterSocial

Twitter alternative CounterSocial

CounterSocial, or CoSo, is a platform that has a lot of unique features on offer. This includes file transfer, Emergency Radio Traffic, CoSo TV, Enhanced Privacy Mode, as well as a VR component called CoSo Realms. That’s right, it has its own little ‘metaverse’ too!

iOS | Android

Pros

  • Enhanced privacy features
  • Feature-rich
  • Already in the ‘metaverse’

Cons

  • The desktop UI can be complicated

Tumblr

Twitter alternative Tumblr

Tumblr has been around for quite a while now. If you like old-school internet, then this is the place for you. There are loads of fandoms you can join as well as bucket loads of memes, many of which got their start from Tumblr.

iOS | Android

Pros

  • Old School Internet
  • Established platform

Cons

  • Old School Internet

Honourable mention: BlueSky

BlueSky is an upcoming social networking platform from Jack Dorsey, the Co-Founder of Twitter. The platform is not live yet, but users are invited to sign up and be in line to try out the beta before the platform goes live.

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