Soon after the launch of swadeshi samriddhi sim cards, Yoga Guru Ramdev’s Patanjali has launched a messaging app named Kimbho. This app has been developed to compete with most popular messaging app WhatsApp that has over 200 million monthly users in India.
Patanjali’s spokesperson K Tijarawala tweeted on Wednesday saying, “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 through our own #SwadeshiMessagingplatform. Download it directly from Google Play store.”
The new messaging application uses a conch as the icon with a green background and is registered under Patanjali Communication.
Just like WhatsApp, a user can send and receive messages via Kimbho in real-time. The messaging app provides private and group chat options as well as free phone and video calling. As per Google Play Store, the application can be also used to share text, audio, photos, videos, stickers, quickies, location, GIFs, and doodles.
Kimbho claims to have an AES encryption to ensure the user’s conversations remain private. Furthermore, the app won’t save any user data on its servers.
As mentioned above, Patanjali had previously launched ‘swadeshi’ SIM cards in partnership with BSNL, which are currently available for Patanjali’s employees only. There is a special Rs. 144 plan, which offers them a daily data limit of 2GB and allows them to make unlimited calls.
Yoga Guru Ramdev says these initiatives are a part of the group’s ‘swadeshi’ mission to promote indigenous products. Now, it has become more evident as the yoga guru is now expanding into ‘swadeshi’ apps as well.
If you consider trying out Kimbho, you can follow the download link. The app is available on both Google Play Store and Apple App Store. If you have already tried it, then share your views with us through the comments section.