Kimbho, the desi revival of Whatsapp, Facebook, and other messaging apps was launched in Google Playstore on a trial basis for one day on May 30 and after getting a huge response it was taken down by the developers. Reports say that the "Kimbho app had more than 150,000 downloads on playstore" that day. But what made Patanjali remove the app from the playstore? There are a lot of controversies related to this app in which the latest one took place recently is that the name and interface of Kimbho messenger app have been changed. The new updated version of Kimbho is the Bolo Messenger App.
There were no news or statements by Patanjali about the update of Kimbho app it rolled out silently. SK Tijarawala, spokesperson of Patanjali Yogpeeth confirms that there was no official rebranding of Kimbho app. His tweet posted on July 13 at 7:42 PM says that:
#Bolo Messanger is not at all related to #Patanjali and it's #KIMBHO app which is under advanced development process now and will be launched by @yogrishiramdev @Ach_Balkrishna soon and will be placed on #PlayStore #AppleStore and other platforms for download @bst_official @ANI pic.twitter.com/9vNwSM6Qup
— Tijarawala SK (@tijarawala) July 13, 2018
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So, it is clear that Bolo is not a product of Patanjali and it is also said that the Kimbho Messaging app is still under development. The developers are trying to implement all security techniques like end to end encryption just as it is used in Whatsapp and Facebook messengers.
Bolo Messenger App specifications and features:
The interface in the Bolo Messenger app looks somewhat similar to Whatsapp. After opening the app you will notice three tabs Chats, Contacts and Activity. There is also an icon below as there is in Whatsapp which will take you to your contacts list where you can send a new message. The messages, chats, and media files are protected by an end to end encryption technology. The chat features are very simple you can use emojis, voice messages and send text messages. In Bolo, you can also send stickers having desi phrases on it. There is also an option of a doodle under the settings menu which gives you different styles of brushes and pens to use. Bolo app also supports video and voice calling. It also has media download settings just like Whatsapp where you can customize your media download over mobile network or wifi.
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The real Kimbho has not been released yet it is still under the process of building an advanced security to keep the private data of users secure. But there are many questions unanswered related to the app. Aditi Kamal, the developer of Kimbho app is the founder of a company Appdios. She wanted to design an Indian messaging app which has a proper security for the private data of users. For that, she approached Patanjali and they immediately approved her ideas. After that Balkrishna said, "To ensure the privacy of Indian consumers, we are launching a swadeshi alternative of WhatsApp." He further added that no data of users would be saved in our clouds or servers.
As the news and information about Kimbho are coming forward, the excitement about the desi messenger app is increasing and reaching the peak amount. The Indian tech consumers are eagerly waiting for Patanjali to launch the app.