The Kimbho messaging app recently launched by yoga guru Ramdev, which was mooted as a “swadeshi” (made in India) platform to take on WhatsApp messaging service, has disappeared from Google Play Store.

The app, which was launched on Wednesday, with a tagline: ‘Ab Bharat Bolega (Now India will speak)’, is still available on iOS App Store, though.

Kimbho is a Sanskrit word and it means “How are you?”

Patanjai spokesperson SK Tijarawala explained the meaning of ‘Kimbho’ in a tweet.

Now Bharat will speak. After launching sim cards, Swami Ramdev has launched a new messaging application called ‘Kimbho’. Download it directly from Google Play store, said Tijarawala in a tweet on Wednesday.

Tijarawala had said on Wednesday the app could be downloaded directly from Google Play Store.

The ‘Kimbho’ messaging app was initially listed on both Google Play Store and the Apple App Store.

On Google Play Store, the developer is listed as Patanjali Ayurved, but on iOS the developer is Appdios.Inc. However, both apps have the same features, user interface and design.

Kimbho App features

The app has features similar to WhatsApp. It allows users to send messages to individuals, multiple users and options to create new groups. The app appears to support video calling. Other features include voice calls, and allowing users to share multimedia and stickers.

The ‘Kimbho’ app has also adopted features similar to Instagram and Snapchat, a user can also follow a celebrity on the app and send doodles as well.

However, France based cyber security expert Elliot Alderson, who had earlier alleged that NaMo app compromised the personal data of millions of Indians and also found loopholes in Aadhaar app’s security database, took to Twitter saying that Kimbho’s andriod app is a security disaster and a copy-paste job.