India’s desi ‘social media super app’ developed by Art of Living volunteers launched | #socialmedia | #hacking | #facebook | #cybersecurity | #informationsecurity

Vice President Venkaiah Naidu on Sunday launched Elyments, India’s first indigenously developed ‘social networking super app’. The ‘Elyments- Social Media Simplified’ app has been developed by more than 1,000 Art of Living volunteers and will be available in eight Indian languages. These volunteers at Sri Sri Ravi Shankar’s Art of Living foundation are IT professionals, working in renowned tech firms across the world.

“I am happy to note that more than one thousand IT professionals, who are also the volunteers of the Art of Living, have together created an indigenous app named Elyments. It’s appreciable that the app will be available in eight Indian languages,” the Vice President said while launching the app virtually.

While the Elyments app is desi, it has a world-class user interface and will compete with the likes of social media giant Facebook and Instagram.


Top features of Elyments app

Elyments’ camera feature comes with built-in filters and augmented reality (AR) characters. The app also supports instant messaging and group chatting. It is available in eight Indian languages and users can get the latest news updates about various topics from across the country and globe.

As far as security is concerned, the developers of Elyments claim that the have kept in mind the safety and security of users’ data while creating the app. The app provides a fast experience as all its servers are hosted in India. It also has end-to-end encryption feature to ensure user’s private conversations are not seen by any third party.


The launch of the Elyments app has come days after India banned 59 Chinese apps, including popular video-sharing social media platforms like TikTok and Likee, over national security concerns. After the ban, the government of India had also launched Aatmanirbhar Bharat App Innovation Challenge to promote Made-In-India apps.

Posted By: Shashikant Sharma


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