How to Download and Set up WhatsApp Alternative: Sandes



Today Indian Government has launched its first instant messaging app – Sandes. After WhatsApp released their latest Privacy Policy, which tends to breach the meta-data of the user, many users were not happy with it.  They had also decided to shift to other messaging apps like Signal and Telegram. But, due to the increase in Cyber Crime, the Indian Government decided to launch its own Instant Messaging App. The App is developed by National Informatics Center, which is responsible for all the digitization of India. Sandes is currently available on Apple App Store to download. However, the App has not been listed on Google PlayStore yet. But, you don’t have to worry as we will provide you with the direct download link from their official site. So, let’s dig into it right now.


What is Sandes?

Sandes is an Instant Messaging app that allows you to chat with your friends and family. There are also custom emojis called ‘Gimoji’ available in the app that you can use to make your chatting more fun. Also, you don’t have to worry about your privacy and chats as all your chats will be an end to end encrypted. Sandes offers almost identical WhatsApp-like features like end-to-end encryption, audio and video Calling, multimedia and file sharing, tags, timoji, and much more.

Best Sandes App Features

As of now, WhatsApp is the most feature-packed Instant Messaging App out there in the market. Apps like Telegram and Signal had also tried to implement those features. But, they were far behind what WhatsApp is offering right now. Now as the Indian Instant Messaging App Sanes is here in the market, it features some exclusive features that are not available in other Apps. Although it has features like end-to-end encryption, audio and video Calling, multimedia and file sharing, Tags, Gimoji, and much more. Here are some exclusive and best Sandes App Features listed below:

  • Minimal UI: Hassle-free clean UI that looks awesome.
  • Tags: You can mark a message as Confidential, Priority and Auto Delete and the actions are as per the names suggest.
  • Text Styling: Style texts as per your choice from Bold, Italic, Underline and Coloring.
  • Gimoji: This is basically targetted for the Students, Teacher and Professionals that features some cool Stickers regarding the conversations that are done at the official level. This is a great feature for the conversations in Official Groups that sometimes get filled with junks.

Sandes Application Info

App Name Sandes Messenger
App Size 29.6 MB
Last Updated 18th February 2021
Origin India
Minimum Requirements Android 5.0+ and IOS 11+
Developer National Informatics Center, India

How to Download Sandes App for Android and iOS

Downloading the Sandes App is a pretty straightforward thing. Just follow the steps for the detailed guide to How to Download Sandes App for Android and iOS.

  1. First, click on the link below. This will redirect you to the Official Download Page.
  2. Now, click on the Link specified for your Device’s Operating System.
  3. For Android: The Sandes App APK will start downloading. Just click on the downloaded APK to start Installing.
  4. For iOS: The link will redirect you to the App Store. Just click on GET and enter your credentials to download Sandes App.

Sandes App Download Link


How to Setup Sandes App?

Here comes the most anticipating part: How to Setup Sandes App. Well, it is very easy just like other applications. Just Allow some permissions and then enter the phone number and click Next until the setup is complete. However, check out below for the detailed guide:

  • Open the App and Enter your Active Phone Number (Indians only) or Email Address and tap on GET OTP

  • Then you will receive an OTP. Enter the OTP received on your phone via SMS

  • Enter your Full Name and tap NEXT

  • Now enter your gender and again tap NEXT

  • Upload your image or you can skip it

  • Now on the Contacts Page, tap on the Sync option then allow all the permission and you are ready to chat with your friends

  • This is how the Homepage looks like:

So, are you going to download Indian Made WhatsApp Alternative Sandes? Let Us know in the comments below.

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