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Been trying to use Signal but have only achieved to use it to chat with my gf; nobody wants to leave WhatsApp!

@rono all my signal contacts use also Whatsapp. They don’t have to leave, just install another app.

@pamaca Of course, every single person I interact with has WA, and many have tried using other providers. Thing is, nobody sees a tangible benefit, so why bother using other? It’s all about the comfort zone and pretty colors. It only remains to be persistent in making people aware.

@rono Took me around 6 months or so to migrate the majority of my contacts over to .

@bpepple Wow, I honestly believe that’s a very reasonable period of time, giving the influence of WA. Hope to get there! 👏🏼👏🏼

@rono
For most people it's hard to trade comfort against freedom. They feel safe in their known environment, even if it's a cage.
One can only escape from prison when he realizes he's in one.

You could tell them from your adventures behind the walls, so they become curious to see it by themselves. If they aren't interested at all then it might be the best to leave them there. You will find new friends with similar interests as yours.

@rono BTW:
I never try to push anybody to switch to what I use. I even turned off the invitation messages.

As I never used FB, WA or anything from that corner, text messages were one common channel with some of my contacts.
Funny enough, over time Signal occasionally reports that yet another person from my address book is using Signal now.
The same is true with Threema, although there is no free version of that app available.

Smart people find the right path sooner or later.

@fredl99 I completely agree with your thoughts. As you've said before, people are not really aware about what tech companies are doing with the internet, or if they are, they do not see palpable consequences in order to worry; they only think of privacy violations as a conspiracy theory. All I can do is make available to my close friends other options.

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