Published: 31st July 2021
What The FAQ: Is the Sandes app an apt replacement for WhatsApp?
What do we know about the Government of India's latest Sandes app? What are its features and who can use it? Will it replace WhatsApp anytime soon?
So today, try to dig in more information about Sandes and who knows if we have to switch to using Sandes instead of Whatsapp on our phones.
What is the Sandes app?
Sandes is a Hindi word that means message. It is an instant messaging platform developed and launched by the Government of India. It can be installed on Android, iOS and web browsers.
How is it different from WhatsApp?
One of the important differences in Sandes is that it offers to sign up using an Email ID and not just a mobile number. But right now, this option is restricted only to government officials. However, Whatsapp allows you to create an account using your phone number only.
What are some of the features of Sandes app?
An official group on this app can have up to 200 members and a casual group of friends can have up to 50 members only. The broadcast list is only limited to 10 contacts at a time. The messaging feature also includes forward to mail, broadcast, backup, text customisation and tag. There is an auto-delete option and once the recipient reads a message, then it gets deleted automatically.
Are there any dangers of leak of text messages or voice chats from Sandes app?
Sandes app allows the users to make end-to-end encrypted one to one or group messages. It also allows users to make end-to-end encrypted one-to-one voice and video calls.