Sandes 4+

Instant Messaging System


    • Free

iPhone Screenshots


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

What’s New

Version 2.2.58

1. New contacts in the phonebook are synched automatically and added to Sandes contact list if they are registered with Sandes.
2. Users can now add Sandes contact to their phonebook.
3. Fixed a bug that prevented Screenshots from being shared through Sandes.
4. Minor bug fixes in UI for Dark mode support.

Ratings and Reviews

4.3 out of 5
570 Ratings

570 Ratings


Re: UI and Other issues

1- UIDatePicker not open properly. I am unable to select the date and update my dob.
2- App support page content is missing. Only showing me support text.
3- Every time showing sync loader on chat screen. It should be on background. Please don’t show loader every time.
4- I have updated my occupation details but still showing me not available text.
5- Email update button is not working.
6- If I selected a photo to update my profile picture and tap on cancel button, It is showing me syncing loader. Why is it showing me loader? if I don’t want to update my profile pic.
7- When i tap on Gender field on edit profile screen, Why is my keyboard showing while Gender is a dropdown type field?
8- When i opened release notes link, The content is missing.
9- In group also showing every time syncing loader. Due to this UI got stuck.
10- keyboard overlapping issue

Developer Response ,

Many improvements in the App are being done. Please download latest version from AppStore. You may also write to us at

Hrhneucbrn ,

Surprised by the amazing quality!

I installed it today and was a bit sceptical about how the quality would be, but to my shock it has a very good interface. I connected with a couple of my friends and we have formed a group and we are experiencing no problems. It seems we are finally realising our potential and going ahead. Great great work NIC, you have always delivered great apps. Thanks Government of India for bringing our desi messaging app, we can now discard other ones.

Suman Karmakar ,

Notification sound off and cannot delete any message.

App is best for Aatmanirbhar Bharat. But when someone sends me text message I don’t hear any notification sound. Also if I text someone in my contact list, i cannot delete that text as i could not find any option to delete it.

Developer Response ,

Thanks for sharing your feedback. Please download latest version from Appstore.

App Privacy

The developer, NIC, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Linked to You

The following data may be collected and linked to your identity:

  • Contact Info
  • Contacts
  • User Content
  • Identifiers
  • Diagnostics
  • Other Data

Privacy practices may vary based on, for example, the features you use or your age. Learn More

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