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Ramdev’s Swadeshi Messaging App Disappears From Play Store

| Published on May 31, 2018

A day after its launch, Ramdev’s new swadeshi messaging app Kimbho has disappeared from Google Play store. Ramdev had announced that this app has been developed to take on rivals such as WhatsApp and WeChat which provide free messaging services worldwide.


If you search Kimbho on play store, you will not find this app and if you search on your PC, you will be redirected to a page that reads “We’re sorry, the requested URL was not found on this server.”However, it is still available on iOS App Store.

A tweet on the official page of this app reads “We are facing extremely high traffic on Kimbho. We are in process of upgrading our servers and will be back shortly. Sorry for the inconvenience. Please stay tuned.”

Twitter was quick to react to Kimbho’s issues and here are some tweets regarding this:

Ramdev will be spying on ur phone

Did they develop it for Patanjali?

It claims to be desi but looks very Chinese

The Kimbho app launched after Patanjali announced about partnering with BSNL to make mobile sims which will be only available to the company’s staff in the initial days. Patanjali’s spokesperson SK Tijarawala had earlier tweeted about this app that read “Now Bharat will speak. After launching sim cards, Ramdev has launched a new messaging application called ‘Kimbho’. Now WhatsApp will be given a competition. Our own #SwadeshiMessagingplatform. Download it directly from Google Play store.”

Also Read: Patanjali In Partnership With BSNL Has Launched SIM cards

Before getting disappeared, this app was installed over 5,000 times on play store and was having several issues according to the comments. Elliot Anderson, the French security researcher had found security holes in Kimbho and he said that he could access all messages users were sending through this app.

Faisal Kawoosa, Head New Initiatives, CyberMedia Research (CMR), wrote on Twitter that “It will not be easy for “Kimbho” to create a space dominated by WhatsApp for just on being “Swadeshi.”

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