4.1
11.9K reviews
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About this app

Sandes is an open source based indigenous instant messaging platform developed by NIC, Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology, Government of India to facilitate instant messaging communication in Government organisations. It is hosted exclusively at Government infrastructure. It supports end to end encrypted messaging and encrypted backup and encrypted OTP service. Its privacy and data policy is governed by rules and regulations of the Government of India. Sandes can be integrated with other Government communications systems for sending encrypted messages without any cost. Currently Sandes is integrated with NIC email, DigiLocker and e-office.
At present, full features of Sandes app are available only to the Government verified users. Employees of Government organisation need to contact the Nodal officer of their Ministry/ Department for verification. For information about Nodal officers write to us at support-sandes[at]nic[dot]in
Updated on
Aug 1, 2022

Data safety

Safety starts with understanding how developers collect and share your data. Data privacy and security practices may vary based on your use, region, and age. The developer provided this information and may update it over time.
No data shared with third parties
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This app may collect these data types
Personal info, Photos and videos and 3 others
Data is encrypted in transit
You can request that data be deleted
4.1
11.9K reviews
Rajesh Kumar
July 17, 2022
I liked the app concept but The app is too slow. Many times gets 'App not responding'. I love using the app. Please work on impriving user experience.
83 people found this review helpful
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National Informatics Centre.
July 22, 2022
Kindly install the latest version of Sandes from the Play store and submit your feedback to support-sandes@nic.in.
Vikash Tiwari
August 6, 2022
A lot of limitations on the app. No idea why so many. But ya a great initiative by government but need to spend a lot on this to improve.
9 people found this review helpful
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Nitish Tikoo
March 10, 2022
cannot find the option of creating a new group in group settings, screenshots and YouTube videos of this app show a group can be created by following certain steps easily but in latest version cannot find any option to add group. message sending and receiving is delayed and it crashes sometime after installing and running for few minutes.
241 people found this review helpful
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National Informatics Centre.
March 10, 2022
Currently, the group creation and group chatting facility are only available to Govt. verified users or those users who have been invited to Sandes App by a verified user.