In an extremely concise, almost sarcastic manner, the organization said: “checks calendar. pours coffee. OK. Let’s do this. No, we can’t see your personal messages. No, we won’t delete your account. Yes, you can accept at any time.”
It started a global outcry and sent clients to match apps Telegram and Signal, among others, inciting WhatsApp to defer the new policy launch to May and to explain the update was centered around permitting clients to message with businesses and that it would not influence personal conversations. The organization likewise directed a harm control campaign to clarify the progressions it made to clients.
WhatsApp lost numerous clients in Turkey to other messaging applications, particularly domestic messaging platform BiP. The application was created by mobile phone operator Turkcell.