The official app Sands has been developed as an alternative to WhatsApp, find out what's special
Once downloaded, you can sign up for the app using your mobile number and email id.
The government has developed the Sands app as an alternative to WhatsApp and other instant messaging apps.It has been launched by the National Informatics Center.The new platform will be an upgraded version of the existing government instant messaging system (GIMS) that was developed to provide application services to government officials such as officials.
The Sands app can be used by both government officials and existing users.He needs a mobile number or a government email ID to sign up.Once signed up, the user can send and receive messages and even send multimedia content.
Like WhatsApp and other major instant messaging apps, Sands is considered end-to-end encrypted.
Here's how to sign up for the Sands app
Initially you will need to download the Sands app through your mobile government’s GIMS portal.It will run on Android 5.0 and later.IOS users can download it from the App Store.Once downloaded, you can sign up for the app using your mobile number and email id.The application will send a six-digit OTP for your authentication.
Email ID is limited to government ID only.If you try to sign up with a Gmail, Hotmail or other email account, you'll receive a notification stating that email from that domain is not valid.All you have to do is sign up using your phone number.
Sands vs WhatsApp
There are many similarities and differences between the Government Sands app and WhatsApp.The biggest difference is that you sign up to the Sands app using your email ID.Currently government officials can use email ids.This function is not on WhatsApp.
You need a mobile number to sign up for WhatsApp.The Sands app also supports a verified account for government
employees.WhatsApp on the other hand is not like that.