Indian authorities are planning to launch an indigenous app named ‘Sandesh‘, an alternative to the popular messaging app WhatsApp. The app is almost ready and is being tested by the officials of the ministry. According to app company Mashable, the use of the ‘Sandesh’ app is currently limited to government officials only. However, no information has been released about when the official and comprehensive rollout of the app will take place in India. When people go to the gims.gov.in page, they will see the ‘Sandesh’ app there.
‘Sandesh’ app will be available for both iOS and Android platforms. In addition, its backend is controlled by the National Informatics Center NIC under the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology.
The messaging app has a logo on the website of gims.gov.in. The Ashoka Chakra can be seen on it. Basically, this logo has three layers. The three layers together make up the tricolor and the center has the Ashoka Chakra. The second layer looks similar to Whatsapp. But it is dark green.
Last year, several reports claimed that this official chatting app would be called the Government Instant Messaging System (GIMS). Now, the news has come out that it has been named Sandesh. There is also some information about Sandesh on the website of Gims.gov.in.
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