WhatsApp’s rival, Patanjali’s messaging app Kimbho that was being talked about yesterday, has now disappeared from the Google Play Store as well as from its own webpage. Within a day of its launch, the ‘Swadeshi Messaging Platform’ has been suspended due to some security issues as reported by some users who downloaded it for the day.
At the time of its availability, the app reached up to 1.5 lakh downloads and was rated 3.9 out of 5. The spokesperson of Patanjali S K Tijarawala who confirmed its launch yesterday has now tweeted that Kimbho was only updated for a day on ‘trial basis’ and would soon make a comeback with a formal launch.
On the other hand, a message on Kimbho’s twitter page said that the app was facing heavy traffic issues and is now in the process of upgrading its servers. Along with this, it also said that there may be other duplicate apps in the name of Kimbho and the people need to be aware of it.
Our trial version of #kimbho app is no longer available for download on any platform.We don’t take any responsibility for many duplicate apps showing anywhere.Beware! Please stay tuned.#पतंजलि का #किम्भो एप का ट्रायल वर्जन अब कहीं भी डाउनलोड के लिए उपलब्ध नहीं है Thank You ! 🙂
— Kimbho Chat App (@KimbhoApp) June 1, 2018
Baptiste Robert, known as Elliot Anderson on Twitter is a French security researcher who is well-known in India called Kimbho a ‘security disaster‘ as he could access all messages the users were sending that is the app allows the users to read other people’s messages and also noticed various other bugs. He even called it a ‘copy-paste’ job and insisted the users not to install it. In this context, the Kimbho team responded that the technical work is being done and all the issues and problems of the app will be resolved. Now, all the people can just sit back and wait for the Baba Ramdev’s chat app Kimbho to come up with an official launch along with all the required changes.