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Turkish communication and messaging app, BiP jumped to the highest of the customers’ record in Bangladesh within the wake of considerations about privateness safety on WhatsApp.

BiP at present holds the highest place in Bangladesh among the many prime messaging apps for Android, in response to one of many world’s main app retailer optimization and cellular app intelligence platforms, MobileAction.

It positioned WhatsApp second in Bangladesh, whereas imo, Fb Messenger and Telegram Messenger are trailing.

Smartphone customers within the south Asian delta state are downloading BiP in nice numbers and speaking about it on social media.

Children are claiming that’s BiP a unbelievable app launched by Turkey below the management of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

Dhaka-based journalist Aoulad Hossain applauded the app and informed Anadolu Company: “I think using the BiP app is safer than WhatsApp as the authority of the app has assured that they will keep all the information of the users secured.”

He stated modifications to WhatsApp’s privateness coverage pushed him to change. “As WhatsApp has changed its policy to share part of users’ information with Facebook, I’m concerned about my privacy and decided to convert to BiP,” he stated.

The surge in downloads of the Turkish app has gained worldwide momentum after WhatsApp, boasting greater than 2 billion customers, not too long ago launched controversial modifications to its privateness coverage that enables it to share extra information with mum or dad firm Fb.

Operators of GSM (International System for Cellular Communications) in Turkey — Turkcell, Turk Telekom and Vodafone — joined arms for native messaging app BiP and have since skilled an enormous international response.

 

Large response in Bangladesh

The response to BiP in Bangladesh seems to be among the many prime on the planet, particularly since kids within the Muslim-majority nation began to obtain the app and name it “their app.”

“I like Turkey. I love Turkish mega serials Dirilis Ertugrul, Kurulus Osman and Uyanis: Buyuk Selcuklu,” Oliur Rahman, an intermediate pupil within the capital Dhaka informed Anadolu Company. “I like brave Turkish leader Erdogan. So, I’ve downloaded the Turkish app as my app and I’ll use it randomly from now on.”

Praising Turkey’s initiative, an IT worker at a non-public agency in Dhaka stated BiP wants so as to add extra options like standing and theme choices.

“You have to know why people use WhatsApp and must introduce all those features and add some more to attract users,” stated Rakibul Islam.

At current, almost 110 million individuals in Bangladesh use cellular and one-quarter use smartphones and benefit from the web together with completely different messaging apps, in response to information from Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Fee and media stories.

“If the current trend of downloading BiP continues in Bangladesh, within a few weeks, users of the app will be in the millions,” stated Islam.

Profitable gives

Information confirmed Saturday that BiP has been downloaded by greater than 50 million customers worldwide, in response to Google’s app retailer.

“BiP is a secure, easy-to-use, free communication and life platform, which offers a seamless communication and a wide range of utility features such as instant translations to 106 languages and exchange rates,” says the app’s description.

It permits customers on cellular and the online to make video and audio calls with as much as 10 individuals concurrently all over the world and share photographs, movies and site.

Zerina Begum, a professor on the Data Expertise Institute of Dhaka College, characterised the thrill in Bangladesh and the remainder of the world surrounding BiP as frequent human nature.

Telling Anadolu Company that customers naturally really feel curious about something new, Begum stated: “So, the newly introduced BiP has attracted the attention of people and the vacuum developed by the controversial move of WhatsApp has played a significant role to boost the app,” she added.

Underlining the feelings of Bangladeshis, she stated many within the nation like Turkey and Erdogan, serving to to additional enhance the app within the South Asian nation.

She urged BiP officers, nonetheless, to not compromise the privateness of customers and the religion they’ve entrusted them.

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