The Government of India has been working on a new WhatsApp-alternative that would be officially used for the communications between Government officials. This new app is called Sandes which is the Hindi word for ‘Message’. They had announced that they will be releasing this app last year and now the Sandes App is being beta tested amongst the ministry officials. Many users want to learn what is Sandes App.
The Sandes app used by the Government of India was being worked on since last year. Many people thought that the new app will be called GIMS which stands for Government Instant Messaging System but instead, it got a more Indian name, Sandes. This move has been made since certain Government officials have been compromised by using normal social media platforms.
The new Sandes app used by the Government only. This new application can only be used by Government Officials for the time being. When the users try to sign in on this app through LDAP, sign-in with Sandes OTP, and Sandes web they are told that, "This authentication method is applicable for authorized government officials."