Messaging Apps

I thought it would be useful to have one general thread for messaging apps, rather than separately discussing them all.

This update to WhatsApp looks really promising

We use WhatsApp for various community groups. To be honest it’s really poorly suited for this (compared to something like Telegram), but ultimately everyone is on it.

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Admin delete looks useful, I am an admin of a 120+ WhatsApp group would love to move them to telegram or discord for bot automation but got nowhere.

Unfortunately, have to go where the people are, but looks a promising update.

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Also very intrigued.

If the communities / sub-groups feature works in a similar way to Sphere’s implementation (which it sounds like) then I think I will be very happy.

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Sphere… By Facebook.

Cc @simonb

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There may even be a Sphere employee working on it :stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye:
(About 22 of 30 of us went to Twitter).

With where everyone else has landed and at least two other startups being formed, they might call us the “Sphere Mafia” in years to come :sweat_smile:

I hope WhatsApp does well with this. More Communities projects is never a bad thing and a rising tide lifts all ships.

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This brings back post-kung-fu-kick Eric Cantona memories for me for some reason.

Seagulls…

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Ha, I was just talking about that with my niece and her partner the other day. Remember seeing that all happen live :rofl:

This made me laugh!

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I was actually thinking about this over the weekend, when my iMessage chat with a friend started showing green bubbles as he’s on holiday and doesn’t have data.

Saw this last night, and the ticks stick out like a sore them. So naturally, I’m gonna have a mini rant about the ticks.

They’re ugly. They don’t convey their meaning in a simple way and can be confusing to understand.

I much prefer what messages does where it simply says delivered below the message, and changes to read if someone with read receipts enabled reads it.

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No rant about it being end to end secured across platforms (plus backups)? :wink:

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I’m always team e2e encryption!

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Spam alert @AlanDoe :arrow_up:

weird that i can’t flag posts any more :upside_down_face:

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Flag still works for me! Just tested on yours! Will flag them too. Maybe you need to be trust level 3 and you just don’t hang out with us as often anymore :frowning:

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Must be that, I literally don’t have the option showing.

I thought I still checked in pretty often, wonder what got me bumped down to Level 2 :thinking:

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It’s just that – flagging is now a Level 3 privilege. Not visiting often enough, not engaging with new topics and not getting enough likes demotes you

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I waste way too much time on here not to be a level three. Not impressed :face_with_symbols_over_mouth:

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So he just has to go through all the threads and reply with a quick witty retort! That’ll drum up likes. Seems an odd requirement for level 3 though. Visiting and engaging sure, but likes feel like a popularity metric to me. You get them for having a popular opinion or being @revels for the day more than anything else.

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Simon is definitely more trusted than me.

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