Thursday, January 23rd, 2020


India to create its own WhatsApp! Govt proposes its alternative service for secure messaging

To improve confidentiality in official communications, the government is in the process of setting up its own instant messaging service for mobile phones. The platform, for which pilot tests are currently being conducted by the ministry of electronics and information technology (MeitY), will be named Government Instant Messaging Service (GIMS) and is expected to be rolled out later this year. Apart from Central government offices and departments, GIMS may also be used by state governments if they so desire, sources said. GIMS is a unified messaging platform being developed byRead More