"Obviously Snapchat is for everyone! It's available worldwide to download for free," a spokesperson for Snapchat said in a statement to CNN.
Snapchat is strongly denying allegations by a former employee Anthony Pompliano, who alleged in a lawsuit that Mr Spiegel had once shot down his suggestion to pursue growth in certain international markets.
Mr Pompliano alleges that Mr Spiegel said Snapchat is "only for rich people" and that he didn't want to "expand into poor countries like India and Spain.
"Those words were written by a disgruntled former employee. We are grateful for our Snapchat community in India and around the world," the spokesperson said.
Mr Spiegel's remarks caused an uproar in India where users are quickly uninstalling the Snapchat app.
However, in a case of mistaken identity, many people downgraded and uninstalled the mobile application of e-commerce platform Snapdeal instead of Snapchat to mark their protest against the unverified comments of Snapchat founder-cum-CEO about the Indian market.
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