‘Sandes’, an Indian alternative to WhatsApp messaging service, may soon knock in India. According to the report, its testing has been started by government officials. Sandes is a Hindi word meaning ‘message’. The Government of India had said to make this app last year and it is currently in the testing phase, and is almost ready. It is being told that in the initial phase it is being used by government officials only, and soon it will be introduced for everyone. Although there is no information about the rollout of the app in India, but if you go to the gims.gov.in page, you can see ‘sandes’. This app comes with all the features that are given in any instant messaging app. In this, users will be able to use features such as voice and data.
The National Informatics Center, a branch of the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology, handles the backend of this app. According to the report, it has been made available for both Android and iOS platforms. If users try to sign the app through LDAP sign-in, OTP sign-in and sandes web, they get a pop-up that reads, ‘This authentication method is for authorized government officials Is applicable.