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Thoughts about my free iphone app - WhatsApp

Old Feb 14, 20, 7:39 am
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Congrats to the OP, even if he is no longer involved with FB. His creation has hit 2 billion users! Even more impressive if indeed Whatsapp is not popular in the US.

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Old Feb 14, 20, 10:10 am
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Originally Posted by DYKWIA View Post
What are the advantages of iMessage over WhatsApp?

Of my friends, relatives and colleagues, I'd estimate to to be around 60% Android, 40% iOS. However, I don't know of anyone who uses iMessage. Or maybe they do, in addition to WhatsApp.
Aside from integration with the OS, not much. Both offer end to end encryption, though I think WhatsApp doesn't turn it on by default. With iMessage, Apple manages your keys. If you want real privacy use Signal.
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Old Feb 14, 20, 11:41 am
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Originally Posted by gfunkdave View Post
If you want real privacy use Signal.
We tried Signal yesterday. It seems to work great on Android, but no so good on iOS. When I tried to make a call, there was no notification on my wife's iPhone. It just said "dialling" at my end.
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Old Feb 14, 20, 12:24 pm
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WA has had a couple of big bugs though.

Maybe iMessage has been lucky.
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Old Feb 16, 20, 4:39 am
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Originally Posted by DYKWIA View Post
We tried Signal yesterday. It seems to work great on Android, but no so good on iOS. When I tried to make a call, there was no notification on my wife's iPhone. It just said "dialling" at my end.
That happens with WhatsApp video calls for me.

We have no issues with signal on iPhone. Perhaps check the permissions you granted the app?
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Old Feb 29, 20, 9:22 pm
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Originally Posted by gfunkdave View Post
Aside from integration with the OS, not much. Both offer end to end encryption, though I think WhatsApp doesn't turn it on by default. With iMessage, Apple manages your keys. If you want real privacy use Signal.
It's always on in WhatsApp
End-to-end encryption is always activated. There's no way to turn off end-to-end encryption.
https://faq.whatsapp.com/en/android/..._fb_noscript=1
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