Sandes App- India’s own WhatsApp like app | Sandes, the name given to Government Instant Messaging System (GIMS), is currently limited to officials in different ministries, but a public rollout cannot be ruled out.
An Indian alternative of messaging service Whatsapp named ‘Sandes’ is currently being tested by government officials in India. The app is ready and is being tested by ministry officials, news agencies reported. Sandes is a Hindi word which means ‘message’. Sandes App- India’s own WhatsApp like app
The ‘Sandes’ app provides all the features that any instant messaging application would provide. Users can use features like voice and data. The National Informatics Centre, a branch under the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology handles the backend of the Sandes Application. As per reports, ‘Sandes’ is available for both iOS and Android platforms
With potential security risks the application is meant to migrate government employees from social media networks. As of now, Sandes can exclusively be used by government officials, however, a public rollout later cannot be ruled out.
According to GIMs, Sandes app can be run on both iOS and Android platforms. It also supports voice and data messages, similar to other modern-day chatting apps. The Sandes app’s backend is handled by National Informatics Centre (NIC), which comes under the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology. NIC provides the infrastructure to support the delivery of government IT services and the delivery of some of Digital India’s initiatives.