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Discussion on: Is it time we quit WhatsApp?

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Andrei Dascalu

I would love to throw it away. But it's impractical due to many family members that use it.
I already gave up FB, adding whatsapp is a lot of work at the moment.
I've switched to a mix of Slack and Signal for a few years now but still have to use whatsapp as well.

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Rishabh Singh ⚡ Author

Yes, I really feel so difficult to completely get away from WhatsApp... I wish at least they could bring a subscription-based service model which in my opinion sounds a lot safer & practical rather than selling our data.

Also, do you have any plans for making your family members get on a more privacy-friendly platform? Because as we know it's difficult for our parents and other elder family members to learn new apps from scratch. This is going to be a challenge for many of us...

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edgarngg

I guess it would be easy to convince family members to make the switch because maybe they trust you more than someone else.

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Andrei Dascalu

Well, they do ... but they also use WhatsApp a lot. If they were using only mainly to talk just to me or some family they might do it, but they also have their own contacts for which they use WhatsApp a lot and so on.
Couldn't get my mom off Facebook even though many in my family quit it.