I was just thinking about this the other day, and I realised that I use so many different messaging apps. It all depends on the person who I need to speak to, which made me realise how fragmented the whole thing is!
I use :
Slack (for colleagues)
and there’s probably some others I’ve forgotten.
Ironically, the one thing I don’t use at all is SMS!
For those who are on Telegram, we have a public group chat and channel dedicated for Monzo.
Mainly iMessage. It’s the one reason I’ve stayed with iPhones over the years. Telling everyone I’m only on WhatsApp would be a pain.
I send an average of 5 texts a month (all to my Mum’s feature phone).
I have WhatsApp, but haven’t used it in over a year.
iMessage and FB Messenger are my two big ones.
I also use Discord for a bit, and WhatsApp for a few people.
Tend to use Slack (even to my wife), Twitter DMs and then Signal (SMS alternative app). Sometimes I do just VPN into home and get our Google Home to speak out messages though
At least in the ‘good old days’ you could just use one app such as Pidgin to collate AOL IM, MSN, ICQ and Yahoo Messenger - nowadays, everything has got to be totally separate
iMessage and WhatsApp. Used to be FB messenger, but that unencrypted data-train… (Yes, WA still under the same umbrella, but at least message contents are hidden.)
Android messages, Facebook messenger, slack & whatsapp
WhatsApp with friends/fiancé.
Hangouts for colleagues.
iMessage, SMS, LinkedIn and Slack.
Whatsapp for 90% of personal communication
iMessage/Text for brother and a few others who aren’t on the whatsapp game
Combination of Slack/Microsoft Teams for work
Facebook messenger solely for my mother, because she’s unable to operate a mobile phone properly (She leaves it turned off unless she needs to use it…)
Oh the pain… I know people like this
M$ Teams (work)
Too many! Reminds me of that XKCD comic… (Now we have an n’th competing standard)
IRC, Telegram, Slack, Discord
Depends on which group of people I’m talking to at the time. Don;t know anyone on Whatsapp although I have used FB messenger from time to time.
iMessage by default. WhatsApp is secondary. I have telegraph and signal but no one ever messages on them.
I do chat a fair bit on instagram dm’s, and Facebook messenger but never full conversations, just random stuff that pops up.
I used to use Instagram but deleted my account and not looked back since. Became far too addictive for me!
I’m also an iMessage default. I tried to get away from whatsapp because of the amount of groups that end up being created, but that seemed almost impossible.
Had to turn notifications for it off though. I find it so disruptive, not sure why.