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  • 2:07 pm on July 15, 2018 Permalink | Reply
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    the sad state of my Instant Messenger accounts

    I mostly use SMS, Slack and KakaoTalk for my daily messaging. Colleagues use Slack; us-based contacts use SMS and I get them via Hangouts, but for the past 4 years I haven’t been able to figure out how to set Hangouts (instead of Android’s built-in “Messages” app) as the default program for outgoing SMS, so I can’t integrate it with my address book or recent calls log. (I prefer Hangouts because I can type from the computer as well) Unless I’m responding to a recent incoming convo, to initiate an SMS convo I need to scroll through all my chat history to find the thread that belongs to the person or group, or manually type the number. I have no idea why sometimes some messages would be receives by Messages instead of Hangouts. Remaining Korean contacts are on KakoTalk.

    I then have:

    • A WeChat account made because a friend was traveling through China. I have 2 contacts on the app.
    • A WhatsApp account made because most of the people I contacted to practice the language only had a WhatsApp account (which reveals your cell phone number.. what he heck?)
    • A Telegram account made for the sole purpose of participating in a hobby-related group notification list. I have no contacts in the account (My contacts from 5 years ago seem to not have been reestablished when I refused to share my address book)
    • A Signal account made for the sole purpose of talking with one person for work
    • I never agreed to make a Facebook Messenger account, but Facebook made one anyway and someone kept messaging me time-sensitive stuff through the Messenger account

    I can’t delete any of these accounts because they do have a marginal use case, and they sit on the phone consuming data, storage and RAM.


  • 8:39 pm on May 6, 2018 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: emoticon, instant messenger, internet, WeChat   

    The WeChat “Sure” flan animated emoticon is a stroke of genius

    180506 The WeChat "Sure" flan animated emoticon is a stroke of genius v/en

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