How to download and set up Sandes app

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 fearures 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, folloe our step-by-step guide:


iOS 11 or above
Android 5.0 or above
Active email addess 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.

How to setup and start using Sandes

  1. Open the app and enter your phone number
  2. At the next step, enter the OTP received on your phone
  3. Now , enter the gender details(optional)
  4. You are done. Search for a contact that is using the app, tap on it and start texting just like you do on Whatsapp.