Sandes 4+

Instant Messaging System


    • Free

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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 2.3.18

- Support for creating App managed groups.
- Enhanced log reporting

Ratings and Reviews

4.0 out of 5
687 Ratings

687 Ratings

@n@nd $@nk€r ,

UI needs to be improved and calling is required

In sandes app, messaging facility is ok. But few suggestions is that UI Needs to be improved. Also video calling and audio calling facility needs to be improved.

Better to incorporate bhim upi integration in later phases.

Better to provide api’s for integrating with all govt services and private services so that communication can be done through this app. Also , better to have commercial promotions also along with this based on subscription.

Developer Response ,

Thanks for you suggestions. Some of the features like App integration is in place and many Govt. App already integrated.
Other suggestions are noted.

Bhupinder Pathak ,


1. There should be a filter option to filter news messages on the Top.
2. The recent contacts should be available on the top while forwarding any message so that those contacts can be selected instantly without searching the same.
3. when own message sent to one person is forwarded again then it should not display forwarded. It should have forwarded count only in case someone else message is forwarded further.
4. On tapping Chat icon it should take you to the top of the messages.
5. There should be search in groups also for searching a text string or name of person from whom message has been received in group.


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

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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