@twann I'm very much aware of other, better messengers. I'd like to use Session. But the people I want to talk to are on Whatsapp, so, what do you do?
I draw the line at Facebook itself, however.
@andy_twosticks i managed to convince my friends to move to signal, but it is hard when I meet new people, because they often don't use Signal
I managed to get all my family members on @threemaapp, and use occasionally #signal for less regular exchanges. A group of friends of mine and I are also using #olvid (not really mature, though).
But I know that most of my contacts kept #whatsapp when I left it.
I also have @session installed but I still have no contacts there 🙄. More to see how it evolves.
@twann still using it everyday unfortunately. Convinced my parents and bf to use signal but other than that, very few people are using that here.
@twann I use whatsapp for the same reason i use facebook... Everyone else uses it and I need to stay in touch.
That said if I were exclusively in the USA I'd have no need for whatsapp. Few people in the USA have whatsapp simply because it isnt used much.
@twann I think the hardest thing about quitting WA are the group chats. People that care about you can move to Signal or Threema or anything other, but not necessarily entire groups because of one person.
My family is still using #Wire, mainly because it's the only #FOSS app I could find with #encryption that wasn't some weird, reinvent the wheel type thing, along with a decent interface my older family members could understand. Sadly, Wire appears to have turned evil, so now I'm prepping to make the jump to #Matrix on #Yunohost 3.4, with a self hosted #Synapse and no external identity server. I'm keeping an eye on #XMPP via #Snikket, too.
@twann they are only unknown to others if you keep using them. Once you stop all of a sudden everybody slowly is coming back on signal. But there is just no incentive to change for many if you keep whatsapp.
@claus This. You can’t move all of your contacts from Whatsapp at once, or even at all. But those who care enough to stay in touch will eventually come around and start using whatever alternative you decide to go with.
When it comes to dating, just say you’re not on Whatsapp. You’ll come off as a cool kid :P
@twann not deliberately. 80% of the people in the republic of Ireland are on Whats app so that make it difficult to change the mind of those people who are already stubborn...
@twann for instance if I want to visit an house virtually during the covid or doing anything they always contact your by whats app. You can try to make them switch to signal as hard as you can and they will become angry lol.
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