Ramdev’s messenger app ‘Kimbho’ goes off Play Store, gets roasted on Twitter
Twitter was flooded by jokes and memes as reports of the app going off Google Play Store started making the rounds. Here are some reactions:Updated: May 31, 2018 19:40 IST
Barely 24 hours after its launch, Yoga guru Ramdev’s instant messaging app ‘Kimbho’ has mysteriously disappeared from Google Play Store – triggering a flurry of reactions on the social media. However, the app is still available for iPhone and iPad users on the App Store.
The app was unveiled on Wednesday with the tagline ‘Ab Bharat Bolega (Now India will speak)’ and was touted as the “swadeshi” equivalent of popular messaging app WhatsApp, which is owned by Facebook. According to Patanjali spokesperson SK Tijarawala, Kimbho is a Sanskrit word that means “How are you?” or “What’s new?”.
While Patanjali has not officially communicated the reason for Kimbho’s disappearance from Google Play Store, cyber experts had flagged data privacy concerns and termed the messaging app as a ‘security disaster’.
Some also pointed out that the app featured an image of Pakistani actor Mawra Hocane. Twitter was flooded by jokes and memes as reports of the app going off Google Play Store started making the rounds. Here are some reactions:
This @KimbhoApp is a joke, next time before making press statements, hire competent developers... If it is not clear, for the moment don't install this app. #Kimbho #KimbhoApp pic.twitter.com/wLWzO6lhSR— Elliot Alderson (@fs0c131y) May 30, 2018
So Baba @yogrishiramdev uses Pakistani Actress Mawra Hocane's Pic on his #KIMBHO app?— Unofficial Sususwamy (@swamv39) May 31, 2018
The App shows Sanskaari Aditi speaking to a Phorin guy. Baba
lifts Pics from Fremont (US) #KIMBHO pic.twitter.com/efquGiiPjt
BREAKING: After Sim, Baba Ramdev's #Patanjali Launches Messaging App #Kimbho To Compete With #WhatsApp.— Sir Ravindra Jadeja (@SirJadejaaaa) May 30, 2018
Irony Is They Are Using #Pakistan Actress Mawra Hocane's Pic On Playstore And Tagline As "Ab Bolega Bharat". 😂😂😂 #PatanjaliSIM pic.twitter.com/fXIbGI2LOM
I hope #KIMBHO will not ask me link my adhar card 🤔— Bidita Bag (@biditabag) May 30, 2018
The irony here, Baba Ramdev's app #Kimbho features callers from outside India, showing kids playing football with location shared of Fremont, CA. Also, the mobile carrier is AT&T 😂😂 pic.twitter.com/9STANgERfe— Akshay (@TheWrenchMate) May 30, 2018
First Published: May 31, 2018 18:13 IST