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Not Savy online

Brooky (Elite) posted this on Sunday, 17th October 2021, 19:31

I was told to sign up in an app to chat
Called Whats up or something like that.
I fear going any site I don’t know. Anyone
Can tell me about that site or other
Places good to chat?

RE: Not Savy online

Si Wooldridge (Reviewer) posted this on Sunday, 17th October 2021, 20:06

Who will you be using it to chat with?

Whatsapp is a chat app for mobile phones, although you can also use this on a PC/tablet.

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RE: Not Savy online

Brooky (Elite) posted this on Monday, 18th October 2021, 03:43

So is it like here? Or is it like weirdos
or something I shouldn’t go there ,
I’m a nana n mommy ,don’t want bad
Sorted nonsense.So tell me pleaseee.

RE: Not Savy online

admars (Elite) posted this on Monday, 18th October 2021, 05:53

No it's a real time chat application like Facebook messenger, but tied to your mobile phone number.

Like all things it's safe, and isn't safe!

I.e. I use it for a group chat with som real life friends, which works well. A mate joined joined some group on it and now gets spammed.

Some businesses now use it for helpfesk, not tried that, not sure I like it, I prefer email, or their own chat where they provide transcript after


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Snaps (Elite) posted this on Monday, 18th October 2021, 09:08

Only really use it for family but it is very handy for sending pics say to a builder with a ' can you fix this' or 'this is the wall/door etc we were discussing'. 
Stops you having to be there all day just to get a quote.

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RE: Not Savy online

alfie noakes (Elite) posted this on Monday, 18th October 2021, 11:55

I realise I'm just someone else jumping on this thread to mansplain...

If you really are entirely in the dark about whatsapp, basically it's just like text messaging but with few additions:

It's free - you don't get charged for sending a text even if it includes photos or video because it uses wifi or mobile data (therefore you need a data plan if you use it away from your home)

You can create a group of users so that you can send a 'text' to everyone in the group and each user can do the same - useful for friend and family groups, interest groups or for people planning on storming Capital Hill.

It's owned by Facebook so it's legit/evil depending on your view of Zuckerberg's mob. They will be mining your data because nothing that's 'free' is actually free (I preferred it when there was a very small yearly charge before Facebook bought it)

Almost everyone with a phone uses it, so it can be a very useful way to keep in touch with people.

*YOU CAN SEE WHEN SOMEONE HAS READ YOUR TEXT!!! (2 little green ticks light up)
*but they can also see when you have read their text and haven't bothered replying

There are other similar apps that do the same job with the same or better encryption that don't have the privacy problems of Facebook e.g. Signal, Telegram. They're becoming more popular but they aren't as ubiquitous.

Despite the problems it's so useful I still use it.

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Robee J Shepherd (undefined) posted this on Monday, 18th October 2021, 12:10

Quote:
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"I realise I'm just someone else jumping on this thread to mansplain..."

It's okay, that's not mansplaining!


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RE: Not Savy online

marksparks999 (Elite) posted this on Monday, 18th October 2021, 14:48

Quote:
*YOU CAN SEE WHEN SOMEONE HAS READ YOUR TEXT!!! (2 little green ticks light up)
*but they can also see when you have read their text and haven't bothered replying


You can actually turn this function off... so they don't know you are ignoring them!

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RE: Not Savy online

Brooky (Elite) posted this on Monday, 18th October 2021, 15:47

What I notice all you gents are very all
smart and know a lot about the internet
Years ago I had a small friendly
chatroom in yahoo oh it was so nice
Still speak to a few people from my room all from the UK. But not as often life has a way
taking time away from computer. And falling behind all the knowledge of the internet
world. I guess I won’t bother with that
App , thank you all I guess I will stayed
Here and read on and enjoyed our chats here.
Thank you

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