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Thoughts about my free iphone app - WhatsApp

Old Sep 14, 13, 5:04 am
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Originally Posted by jkb76 View Post
so i was looking on this forum for something else (trying to use my M&M miles) and remembered i posted this thread 4 years ago. i am thinking some of you might be using WhatsApp now
Have you guys got your security house in order yet?

Do you still upload every user's entire address book regardless of whether or not each contact uses WhatsApp?

This is what keeps me from using WhatsApp. The last thing I need is for everyone I know or do business with to start getting spam and junk mail or worse by virtue of being in my address book.

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Old Sep 14, 13, 8:25 am
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Originally Posted by anrkitec View Post
Have you guys got your security house in order yet?

Do you still upload every user's entire address book [names, numbers, and addresses, etc.] regardless of whether or not each contact uses WhatsApp?

This is what keeps me from using WhatsApp. The last thing I need is for everyone I know or do business with to start getting spam and junk mail or worse by virtue of being in my address book.
When I read the first line above, I thought you were asking about how the NSA monitors WhatsApp communications. But the rest of the post made it clear that it was something different.
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Old Sep 14, 13, 9:03 am
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When I read the first line above, I thought you were asking about how the NSA monitors WhatsApp communications. But the rest of the post made it clear that it was something different.
No, in addition to the address book privacy issues some say WhatsApp has been plagued by security issues and exploits which could allow hackers to take over users accounts.

I guess some major changes have been made, given how twitchy Apple is about such things. I believe Apple did pull it once though - at least for a while.

Regardless, "free" isn't always a bargain.

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Old Sep 15, 13, 4:48 pm
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One annoying "feature" of WhatsApp being on my phone is I can't delete contacts that have been associated with WhatsApp because they're read-only contacts. Other than that, great app
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Old Sep 16, 13, 2:17 am
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Haha, JKB's company is worth several billion dollars right now. Nice work!
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Old Sep 16, 13, 5:50 am
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+1
(and the alleged "billions" JKB's company is purportedly worth)
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Old Sep 16, 13, 6:36 am
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Originally Posted by jsnydcsa View Post
anrkitec

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(and the alleged "billions" JKB's company is purportedly worth)
I am sure the company has significant value but didn't Google just recently pass on WhatsApp at ~$1B?
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Old Sep 16, 13, 9:56 am
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Originally Posted by jkb76 View Post
so i was looking on this forum for something else (trying to use my M&M miles) and remembered i posted this thread 4 years ago. i am thinking some of you might be using WhatsApp now
My missus uses it on a daily basis. She said to say she likes the smiley poo.
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Old Sep 16, 13, 10:23 am
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Originally Posted by anrkitec View Post
I am sure the company has significant value but didn't Google just recently pass on WhatsApp at ~$1B?
Rumor was they walked away at that valuation.
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Old Sep 16, 13, 10:38 pm
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I didn't know it was by a FTer! I use it on a daily basis and really enjoyed the group chats with my friends, and that I can keep my home number as a contact even with a SIM card with another number in another country.

TBH, I also use Line because the stickers are awesome and some friends use it predominantly. But Whatsapp is still my first choice for messenging because more friends are on it comparatively. I had it before it became popular (and was free).

On the negatives...
I don't like that Whatsapp automatically adds friends into Favourites when... nope they are not. Line does it better that way, as well as listing those with Line. Also like that I can add them as friends instead of being a default setting.

Recent update also made it rather cluttered. Prior to this update the timestamp was slightly to the side and not as obvious. Now it is rather cluttered with it at the bottom of the text sent.
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Old Sep 16, 13, 11:32 pm
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Wonder what impact this will have on WhatsApp and what plans WhatsApp has to counter this.
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Old Sep 17, 13, 12:48 am
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Wow. did not know whatsapp was made by a FT'er!!! great job man and congratulations on your success!! excellent job, Isn't this the most popular app of all time or something on iOS?

And in agreement with others, you don't need to collect any miles or points now do you?
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Old Sep 17, 13, 5:14 am
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Congrats, great app. Gotta say though I've always hated that other people know when I have read their messages but at the same time I like know when they have read mine...
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Old Sep 19, 13, 12:40 pm
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Originally Posted by USA_flyer View Post
My missus uses it on a daily basis. She said to say she likes the smiley poo.
My favorite emoticon as well
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Old Sep 19, 13, 5:41 pm
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Originally Posted by jkb76 View Post
so i was looking on this forum for something else (trying to use my M&M miles) and remembered i posted this thread 4 years ago. i am thinking some of you might be using WhatsApp now
Some of us maybe
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