Guidance on Removing Select Social Messaging Apps From State-Owned Devices

The state of Georgia recently announced the prohibition of select social messaging apps on state-owned devices.
TikTok. Image Credit: Getty Images

TikTok. Image Credit: Getty Images

Georgia Governor Brian Kemp recently announced the prohibition of select social messaging apps on state-owned devices. Following that announcement, the University System of Georgia has provided its member institutions, including Georgia Tech, with guidance.

In response, the Office of Information Technology is asking anyone who has downloaded any of these three apps — TikTok, Telegram, or WeChat — onto a device owned by Georgia Tech or the state to delete them immediately.

Limited exceptions apply. For full details, see the Office of Information Technology's Knowledge Base article.