Too many ways of messaging people, it's got to stop

It’s gotten out of control.

Email.
Facebook Messenger.
Whatsapp.
Instagram Messages.
Snapchat.
Signal.
Telegram.
Skype.
Microsoft Teams (work).
Line.
Hangouts.
SMS.
DiS DMs.
Phone calls.
Actual conversations.
OTHERS.

Have lost count of the number of times someone’s upset with me for not replying to something because I looked at the message and went “Yeah, not now” and then forgot to ever open that app again. Replied to a 4-month-old message on Instagram messenger the other day. It’s a fucking ballache. In a way, we’re just lucky MSN Messenger isn’t around anymore.

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That is a good point. I have three Whatsapp accounts for my UK / NL / AU mobiles and like to do this occassionally. When it’s done for this reason, it’s great. However, when someone sends you something important and gets upset with you, it’s less good.

A text or email I’ll answer right away, there’s probably about a 4-5 working day lead time on facebook or whatsapp. Anything else is getting ignored.

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While we’re on the subject, the Linkedin autocomplete is fucking amazing. Almost wet myself laughing messaging a friend on it once. Conversation went on for like 40 minutes based purely on the bullshit responses they give you.

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Gotta have a system

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Don’t think there are enough formats for messaging tbh

I don’t have a single WhatsApp group that isn’t muted

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GF has a habit of continuing the same conversation through texts from both her normal phone and her work phone and then WhatsApp. I would go as far as describing it as dead annoying.

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How many is the perfect number rich-t?

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I don’t like it when I get messaged during the day about something that requires my response, almost with an expectation that I’ll drop whatever it is I’m doing and respond. I’ve muted a few group chats but then they’ll message me directly or @ me

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Been thinking about how we can access work emails at any time now, because of phones. And how unfair it is. You’re permanently at work in a way.

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I get anxious about most messaging apps but never about dis.

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Recently have been moving my regular correspondences from FB chat to WhatsApp cos one of my WhatsApp pals was ribbing me for still using FB chat and I thought hmm, he’s got a point there :thinking:
Seems ALL my family prefer FB chat tho so gonna still have to check it.

So glad I never made either a Facebook page or a LinkedIn profile

Twitter, IG & DiS DMs are all fine
WhatsApp is fine
SMS/iChat is fine

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What is Facetime? Is it an app? Or is it just another word for video chat? Can you video chat on WhatsApp? I like sending and receiving voice notes.
:older_woman::older_woman::older_woman::older_woman::older_woman::older_woman::older_woman::older_woman:

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I like sending and receiving voice messages best of all (on WhatsApp), but I hate receiving voicemails.

Go figure gnomey :woman_shrugging:

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FaceTime is Apple’s video messaging

I agree. Let’s all go back to ICQ.

Same! Voicemails are always from parents or my elderly friend or something boring though.
(Apart from one of my friends who is pretty much the only one who SMS messages me and leaves me voicemails and shell leave me little songs about our love etc which is always lovely :heart_eyes:)