Members of the media office of the Turkish President, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, and officials of the Ministry of Defense in the country, announced that they will abandon the use of the “WhatsApp” application, due to the new usage rules.
The Presidential Office indicated that it would transfer its WhatsApp groups to the encrypted messaging application “BiP”, a unit of Turkcell Iletisim Hizmetleri AS, on January 11, as he explained in messages sent to the groups, and the Ministry of Defense followed suit today. Also.
For its part, the company “Turkcell” revealed a similar pattern to “WhatsApp” in Turkey, where about a million new users joined “BiP Messenger” during the past 24 hours, according to the company’s statement on Sunday.
The company stated that “the application has been downloaded more than 53 million times since its launch in 2013.”
In its statement, Erdogan’s office also called for a switch to “BiP”.
The change affects the way WhatsApp processes data, and it will apply regardless of whether or not its users have a Facebook account.
And “WhatsApp” confirmed that users of the application in the United Kingdom and Europe will not share their data with “Facebook”.
Source: “Daily Mail” + “Bloomberg”