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 -> 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 ( The Portal provides facilities for the onboarding of various Government Organizations, Organization Units and Employees.


Open on the mobile browser.

How to download and set up India’s WhatsApp alternative app: Sandes | Infodible


Leave a Reply