The WhatsApp alternative instant messaging app Sandesh Government Instant Messaging system has arrived. The app has been developed by National Informatics Center and is currently available on Apple App Store only to download.
The app has not been listed on Google Play Store, however, those interested can download the APK file for the app from the official website of the app. There’s a web version of the app as well.
The app offers almost similar features and functionality as WhatsApp like end-to-end encryption, audio and video calls, multimedia and file sharing and more.
Other features include contact sharing, message styling, tagging, chat backup and more.
For those looking to download and setup this app on their Android and iOS devices, follow our step-by-step guide:
- iOS 11 or above
- Android 5.0 or above
- Active email address or phone number
- Working internet connectivity
How to download Sandes app on iPhone
Apple App Store -> Search Sandes -> Tap on Get button
How to download Sandes app on Android
Open https://www.gims.gov.in/dash/dlink -> Click on Download button under Android section.
GIMSGovernment Instant Messaging System (GIMS) is a messaging platform for InstantCommunicationfor both Government and Public users. GIMS platform provides a Mobile App for Instant Messaging and a Portal for Administration and Dashboard services.GIMS can be customized to manage the various types of messaging and other forms of communications in different Government Organizations. GIMS can be adapted by both Central and State Government Organizations for intra and inter organization communication.GIMS Mobile App can be downloaded from the Download Centre of GIMS Portal (https://gims.gov.in). The Portal provides facilities for the onboarding of various Government Organizations, Organization Units and Employees.
Open https://www.gims.gov.in/dash/dlink on the mobile browser.
Tap on located on Get OTP the top right corner of the window to receive theOne Time Password (OTP)
Enter the OTP and Tap on Next
If user has used the App before and already has a backup, then user can restore using the backup file