A few hours after its debut on Google Play Store, Baba Ramdev’s Swadeshi messaging application dubbed as ‘Kimbho’, that was launched to compete with WhatsApp, has reportedly taken down. However, there is no official statement by Ramdev owned Patanjali over why the app is not available on the Play Store anymore. The tagline of the app stated ‘Ab Bharat Bolega’, however, a glitch surfaced when India was about to talk. Reports said that experts observed a majority security breach might be the reason why the app has been taken down. Earlier there were some complaints from many users that they can’t find the app on Google Store.

While informing about the launch of Patanjali’s “Swadeshi” app, company’s spokesperson SK Tijarawala tweeted, “Now Bharat will speak. After launching sim cards, Baba Ramdev has launched a new messaging application called Kimbho. Now Whats App will be given a competition. Our own #SwadeshiMessagingplatform. Download it directly from Google Play Store.” In another tweet, he shared the details about the name “Kimbho”, which is a Sanskrit word and is used to ask how the other person is doing.

The info of the app on Play store called it a real-time messaging app. Kimbho’s motive was to empower private and group chat with free phone and video calling. It has dozens of amazing features to share text, audio, photos, videos, stickers, quickies, location, GIF, doodle and more,” reads the info of messaging app on Google Play.

Earlier, there were also reports that some users are facing trouble in receiving the verifivation code. The launch of the app had also sent Twitter users into a frenzy and has provided them with the perfect matter to troll Ramdev. On Sunday, Baba Ramdev’s Patanjali offered a phone SIM card using which one would be able to make unlimited calls across the country and avail 2 GB data pack and send 100 SMSs with a recharge of just Rs 144. According to reports, only Patanjali employees and office bearers will get the benefits of the SIM card.



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