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Other namesBiP – Messaging, Voice and Video Calling
Developer(s)Lifecell Ventures Cooperatief U.A. Edit this on Wikidata

BiP is a freeware instant messaging application developed by Lifecell Ventures Cooperatief U.A., a subsidiary of Turkcell incorporated in the Netherlands.[1] It allows users to send text messages, voice messages and video calling, and it can be downloaded from App Store, Google Play, and Huawei AppGallery.[2][3] BiP has over 53 million users worldwide,[4] and was first released in 2013.[5]

BiP is a secure,[6] and free communication platform. BiP allows making video and audio call, allow sharing images, videos and location. BiP also include instant translations to 106 languages and exchange rates.[3][7] President Erdoğan's Communications Office opposed WhatsApp's enforcement of its updated privacy policy and announced that Erdoğan left WhatsApp and opened an account in Telegram and BiP. The Turkish Ministry of National Defense has announced that it will move information groups to BiP for the same reason.[2][8]

Burak AKINCI is CEO of BiP. The number of download of the app is 80 million globally.[6]

See also


  1. ^ "Turkey's top officials, institutions switch switch from Whatsapp to BiP". ARY NEWS. 2021-01-12. Retrieved 2021-01-16.
  2. ^ a b "Cumhurbaşkanımız Erdogan haberleşme uygulamaları BiP ve Telegram'a katıldı". Cumhurbaşkanımız Erdogan haberleşme uygulamaları BiP ve Telegram’a katıldı. (in Turkish). Retrieved 2021-01-12.
  3. ^ a b "BiP – Messaging, Voice and Video Calling - Apps on Google Play". Retrieved 2021-01-13.
  4. ^ "Turkey: Local messaging apps boom after WhatsApp update". Archived from the original on 2021-01-13. Retrieved 2021-01-13.
  5. ^ "WhatsApp Dropped by Erdogan After Facebook Privacy Changes". 2021-01-10. Retrieved 2021-01-16.
  6. ^ a b "Fast and secure Turkish messaging app BiP introduces group, chat import". Profit by Pakistan Today. 2021-05-07. Retrieved 2021-05-17.
  7. ^ "Turkcell Launches Voice and Video Calls on Its IP-Based Communication Application BiP". 2015-11-27. Retrieved 2021-01-13.
  8. ^ "Turkey's top institutions switch from Whatsapp to BiP". TRT World. 2021-01-11.