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What messaging app do you use?

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May I please dare to ask what messaging app do you use to communicate with your family and acquaintances in Switzerland?

Three major players coming to my mind are Whatsapp, Facebook Messenger, and Telegram.
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Old 18.02.2018, 17:08
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Hi,
May I please dare to ask what messaging app do you use to communicate with your family and acquaintances in Switzerland?

Three major players coming to my mind are Whatsapp, Facebook Messenger, and Telegram.
I use the telephone for distance communication but if my family and acquaintances are close enough, I use speech communication.
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Re: What messaging app do you use?

Skype (for Audio/Videocalls), which unfortunately is slowly going to the dogs. And Facebook for chatting.
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Old 18.02.2018, 17:47
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Re: What messaging app do you use?

Why is the location relevant - unless you're in China, Russia or North Korea they all work.

Mainly it depends on what the other person has!
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Old 18.02.2018, 18:14
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Re: What messaging app do you use?

I use Threema in addition to Telegram and Whatsapp.
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Old 18.02.2018, 18:15
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Re: What messaging app do you use?

Facebook Messenger or SMS.

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Old 18.02.2018, 18:20
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I use the telephone for distance communication but if my family and acquaintances are close enough, I use speech communication.
That works fine if they are all available by phone 24/7, but not very well if they are in different time zones, with varying phone availability, and you need to get in tough with multiple people.

Even my daughter who simply lives in another canton is difficult to reach by phone due to poor cell coverage and her variable working hours.

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That works fine if they are all available by phone 24/7, but not very well if they are in different time zones, with varying phone availability, and you need to get in tough with multiple people.
I believe the OP wrote: "your family and acquaintances in Switzerland?"

For the U.S. etc I use email or Skype.

SMS etc has it's uses but when people go backwards and forwards a few times I reckon it's easier to pick up the phone when you can judge tone too.
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Why is the location relevant
In the UK, I use whatsapp and facebook, but in Switzerland and Greece, I use facebook messenger because it's more likely to be instant and reliable.

Too many times at home in CH, I've only received a whatsapp message several hours after it was sent. Same with the house in Greece, perhaps because it's on the lower levels of a mountain.
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Why is the location relevant - unless you're in China, Russia or North Korea they all work.

Mainly it depends on what the other person has!
That's exactly why location matters. In different countries people may use different apps. In Iran for example, everybody uses Telegram although Whatsapp and Viber (at least ) are also available.
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I believe the OP wrote: "your family and acquaintances in Switzerland?"

For the U.S. etc I use email or Skype.

SMS etc has it's uses but when people go backwards and forwards a few times I reckon it's easier to pick up the phone when you can judge tone too.
Exactly. Thanks for clarifying me. I want to know what Internet messaging app do the Swiss (and Swiss residents) use the most.
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Exactly. Thanks for clarifying me. I want to know what Internet messaging app do the Swiss (and Swiss residents) use the most.
Mostly they use Swiss apps!
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Mostly they use Swiss apps!
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Re: What messaging app do you use?

In my multi nation, multi lingual swiss office, everyone uses whatsapp.

Russian.
Lithuanian
Latvian
German
Brit
singaporian
Phillipino
Croatian
Swiss

It seems to work the best for most.

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Old 18.02.2018, 19:39
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Re: What messaging app do you use?

In CH - SMS because we're all on the same network and it doesn't cost anything.

Everywhere else - FB chat and Skype, but I agree with Plau Deri that the latest updates to Skype have made it pretty horrible.
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Win,win situation. If it doesn’t come back you’ve just lost a normal pigeon.
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I believe the OP wrote: "your family and acquaintances in Switzerland?"
Which is why I mentioned that my daughter who lives in AG has crap cell coverage and frequently can't be reached even when she does, thus the need for a messaging app.

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Re: What messaging app do you use?

FB and Slack.
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99% WhatsApp, 1% SMS
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Re: What messaging app do you use?

With descending order:

Viber
Messenger
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