Ever since Elon Musk took over Twitter, the series of news about the company seems to be never-ending. But something unusual has been happening. Users are migrating from Twitter to other platforms. Let’s find out more about it.
The new owner of Twitter, Mr Elon Musk, has wholly transformed Twitter with a series of drastic decisions, including sacking 50% of its employees and barring their entrances to offices, cutting off their access to internal systems overnight and a lot more.
When it comes to reformations in the platform, verified users will now have to pay $8 a month to retain the blue tick. Elon Musk’s decision is being opposed by many all over the world. But Elon Musk is sticking to his decision.
What other steps will the company take next?
Nothing can be said right now. Many well-known personalities around the world have decided to leave Twitter. Due to the turmoil on Twitter, many users are turning to other platforms. Meanwhile, a social network platform, Mastodon, is making headlines. Along with this, there are many platforms where users are shifting rapidly.
Companies Emerged as an Alternative to Twitter
Mastodon is a very similar platform to Twitter. It is an ad-free platform which offers you to write up to a limit of 500 characters. Since Twitter is undergoing a massive change, the number of users on this platform is continuously increasing.
The company’s CEO, Mr Eugen Rochko, said on Monday that Mastodon’s monthly active users had reached over one million. About half a million users were added after 27th October 2022. Before Elon Musk became the owner of Twitter, Mastodon used to acquire 60-80 new users every hour. Still, on Monday, 7th November 2022, they received 3,568 new registrations in one hour.
Koo is known as the Twitter of India. This unique platform allows you to share content of up to 400 characters and one-minute audio or video and chat with your friends. The app has crossed the 50 million downloads mark since January 2022.
Cohost is an ad-free social media platform. It is similar to Twitter because the posts on the platform fall in the vertical timeline.
It is another social media networking app which offers a customised community platform for users to connect.
Tumblr helps its users to share blog-style content with photos and GIFs.
Other social networking platforms can benefit from the chaos formed on Twitter. Mastodon is the best example of this. In India, too, the number of users on indigenous apps like ‘Koo’ is increasing, which is a positive sign for these companies.