While this week was going to be the week Digicel announced that BiP has added status updates to its new list of features, now it seems like the big news about BiP is that it’s one of the few messaging apps that is, in fact, available.
“With Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp suffering a prolonged, worldwide outage (would they not have thought of a backup plan?), people are looking for alternatives to get their messages across, and rushing to messaging apps like BiP,” Digicel said in a release today.
“So what’s great about BiP? Well, it works. In addition to that, BiP’s special features also include voice and video calls for up to 10 users, disappearing messages for that ‘secret convo] and colourful and fun stickers specially designed for BiP users,” the release said. “BiP Translator meanwhile allows users to translate both written and spoken words and phrases from any language, to any language of your choice. And all messaging is secure and encrypted.”
The company also said BiP is free to download for all users regardless of network provider, and for Digicel customers, BiP messaging is absolutely free, so users can connect with friends and family, whenever they want.
“Looks like it sucks to be Zuck today, as this outage comes on the heels of a whistleblower accusing the firm of prioritising profit over public good.
“PS. The status feature is the newest update to the BiP app, and now users can share updates and stories with their contacts,” Digicel said.