Ramdev’s Messaging App: “Kimbho”, Disappears From Google Play Store, A day After Its Launch


A new messaging app under Patanjali Communication which has given competition to WhatsApp.

Soon after the launch of Swadeshi Samriddhi sim cards, Yoga guru Ramdev’s Patanjali has launched a messaging application, “Kimbho”, a swadeshi messaging platform that aims to take on WhatsApp and WeChat have been taken down from the Google Play Store. However, the app can still be seen on iOS App Store.

The tagline of the app says: ‘Ab Bharat Bolega (Now India will speak)’. Kimbho is a Sanskrit word which means “How are you? or What’s new?”

“Now Bharat will speak. After launching sim cards, Baba 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,” SK Tijarawala, Patanjali’s spokesperson, tweeted from his handle.

According to CyberMedia Research (CMR), it will not be easy for “Kimbho” to make a space dominated by Whatsapp for just being  Swadeshi. “So far, just around 5k installations and reviews are full of issues and concerns. Nevertheless, seems Patanjali is getting serious about communications,”

What features does the Kimbho have?

Just like WhatsApp, users can send and receive messages to persons or create new groups. Users can also follow their favorite celebrity and send doddles. The app also supports video calling, voice calls and sharing of multimedia & stickers.