WhatsApp is not suitable for use in authorities, now a separate solution is found.
WhatsApp may be the most popular smartphone messenger in the private sector, but this app from an American private company is only partially suitable for businesses and authorities. This is also why the federal government wants to achieve a different solution. It even goes so far as to develop its own messenger instead of relying on an existing solution.
Tchap as a role model
Germany is looking at its neighbors in France, who have long had their own Tchap solution. Based on open source, Tchap could even be of interest to the whole EU. The French solution is still reserved exclusively for its own authorities, but it doesn’t have to stay that way forever.
But you shouldn’t completely orient yourself to France, because Tchap immediately started with a little problem and therefore also let foreign users in. In any case, it can be assumed that the German authorities will rely on their own long-term courier service and not on products from the USA, Russia or China.