If you are an Indian user’s then a new WhatsApp alternative app has been launched.
The Government Instant Messaging System has launched WhatsApp alternative Sandes app (Indian Instant Messaging App). The Sandes app has been developed by National Informatics Center.
Currently, Sandes app is available on Apple Store App only to download. But if you’re an Android user then this app is not available on Google Play Store, however, If you’re interested to use Sandes app on an Android phone then you can download the APK file from the official website of https://www.gims.gov.in/dash/dlink.
The features of Sandes are similar to WhatsApp like end-to-end encryption, audio and video calls, multimedia and file sharing, and more.
In this tutorial, I’ll show you how you can download and Install Sandes app on Android and iOS devices. You just need to follow these steps.
The Requirement for Sandes App
If you’re Android and iOS user then there are some requirement for Sandes App like you should have:
How to Download Sandes app on iPhone
To download Sandes app on your iPhone, Go to Apple App Store >> Search for Sandes >> Tab on the Get button, and it will download on your iOS device.
How to Download Sandes app on Android Phone
Currently, Sandes app has not been listed on Google Play Store, therefore you can’t download this app from the Google play store.
To download Sandes app on Android, copy this link https://www.gims.gov.in/dash/dlink and paste it into your browser, and click on Download Android.
How to setup Sandes app on iPhone
Step 1: Open Sandes app and tap on Get Started.
Step 2: Tap on Mobile Number (If you have) otherwise tab on Email (If you have). I’m going to put my mobile number.
Step 3: Type your mobile number (Active number) and tab on Get OTP.
Step 4: Enter OTP and click on Next at the top-right corner.
Step 5: Type your Full name (Required) and Select your gender (Optional) and tab on Next. Also, you can set profile pictures by clicking on the pen icon.
Step 6: Now, It will ask you some permission. You need to click on Ok and then tab Sync if you want to sync your contact otherwise click on Skip.
Step 7: Click on Allow (If you want to get Sandes notification).
Finally, you have successfully setup Sandes app on your iPhone.
How to Setup Sandes App on Android Phone
Step 1: Click here to download Sandes APK File. Once you’ll click on Download then you’ll see this message so don’t worry about this and click on OK.
Step 2: Once APK file will download tab on Install. It can ask some permission then you need allow all the permission.
Step 3: Tap on Mobile number if you want to use Sandes app through mobile number otherwise you can go with email address.
Step 4: Enter your phone number and hit Get OTP.
Step 5: Verify your OTP and click on Next at top-right corner.
Step 6: Type youe name and tap on Next.
Step 7: Select your gender and click on Next.
Step 8: You can upload your profile picture otherwise click on Skip.
Step 9: Click on Allow location otherwise click on Skip option.
Step 10: If you want to Syns your contact then tap on Syns button otherwise click on Cancel.
Note: Once you’ll hit Syns contact then all contact will be add to the Sandes app and you can see right now who using this app.
Finally, you have successfully setup Sandes app on your Android phone.