To give a tough competition to WhatsApp, the Indian government has come out with an app known as Sandes. Let us inform that the Minister of State for Electronics and IT, Rajiv Chandrashekhar, in a written reply in the Lok Sabha on July 30, said that the Center has launched an instant messaging platform Sandesh, and it is available on Google Play Store and Apple’s App Store.
Sandes is believed to be the Indian version of WhatsApp
The app is an Indian alternative to Facebook-owned WhatsApp and can be used for all types of communication by anyone with a mobile number or email ID. Sandes are currently being used by government employees and agencies associated with the government.
The government – after clashes with WhatsApp over end-to-end encryption and new IT regulations – has decided to aggressively launch homemade apps and software to grow an ecosystem of Indian-made products.
What are the features available in Sandes App
“Sandes is an open source-based, secure, cloud-enabled platform. It is hosted by the government and on the government infrastructure, ensuring that the control rests only with the government. The app has many features Like WhatsApp, in this app users can send messages to anyone and create groups. Also users can send any file and media such as photos, videos and audios, as well as audio and video calls. The facility is also provided.This app is available on Google Play Store and App Store.
However, let us tell you that the Government of India released the first version of this app in the month of August last year. But now it has been released in full and it is being said that this app can compete with Facebook-owned instant messaging app WhatsApp in India.
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To compete with WhatsApp, the Indian government launched Sandes App.
Story first published: Saturday, July 31, 2021, 10:38 [IST]