New Delhi: In one other addition to the “Aatmanirbhar” name, the Indian authorities has come out with a brand new prompt messaging app referred to as ‘Sandes’ which has been developed by the National Informatics Centre (NIC). ALSO READ | Facebook To Launch Own Smartwatch, Branded Smart Glasses To Grow Its Device Ecosystem: Report
The newest WhatsApp different will likely be out there for each android and iOS customers. It is alleged to be based mostly on the favored messaging app however with one distinction that’s Sandes permits customers to log in by e-mail addresses other than their cellphone numbers versus WhatsApp. Meanwhile, login by e-mail ID is at present restricted to authorities officers however will be prolonged to all customers sooner or later because the app will get extra traction, as seen within the much-talked-about ‘Koo’.
Recently, whereas the monopoly of present apps and social media platforms is debated, the decision for supporting Indian apps has additionally seen a lift. Eventhough the federal government is but to disclose particulars of ‘Sandes’, an official announcement is predicted to occur quickly.
Those who wish to entry Sandes can select an alternate based mostly on the OS they’re on, resembling iOS customers can obtain the Sandes app on Apple App Store, whereas Android customers can get the APK file from the GIMS.Gov.In portal (iOS obtain hyperlink additionally out there right here).
“Your chats are secured with end-to-end encryption. The platform helps audio/video calls and multimedia and file sharing,” the official app description on Apple App retailer reads.
Users can share contacts, messages, tag different customers, back-up and restore their chat historical past, identical to WhatsApp. There is group chat, broadcast messages, and extra.
As beforehand said, at present, solely e-mail addresses ending with ‘@gov.in’ can be utilized to sign-in on the app. Also at present, customers usually are not allowed to vary their cellular quantity or e-mail ID as soon as signed up. Reportedly, there may be one other authorities app in making referred to as ‘Samvad’ which implies dialog.
For android customers, the app is at present present process beta testing mode and can quickly be out there for obtain on Google Play Store after profitable conclusion.