BiP messenger is now the most downloaded app in a majority of Middle Eastern and Asian countries.
Journalists were told that WhatsApp groups of President Erdogan's media office and defence ministry will be moved to local messaging app BiP after January 11 and the new group will serve as the main channel for public announcements.
Demand surges for Signal and Telegram messaging apps in the country following WhatsApp's new data sharing policy that has ignited privacy concerns. Meanwhile, Turkish Presidency and Defense Ministry have moved their accounts to BiP, a Turkish app.
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