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    • Gambler101
    • By Gambler101 30th Sep 17, 11:37 AM
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    Alternative to Whatapp
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    • 30th Sep 17, 11:37 AM
    Alternative to Whatapp 30th Sep 17 at 11:37 AM
    Are there any alternatives that work in a similar way messaging and sharing pics etc, but dont connect to all your contacts.

    I want one where I have to manually add my friends to it (Obviously they would need to install the app too).

    Thanks for any replies
    The instructions on the box said 'Requires Windows 7 or better'. So I installed LINUX
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    • ballyblack
    • By ballyblack 30th Sep 17, 12:38 PM
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    • 30th Sep 17, 12:38 PM
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    • 30th Sep 17, 12:38 PM
    try 'VIBER'
    • wongataa
    • By wongataa 30th Sep 17, 1:17 PM
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    • 30th Sep 17, 1:17 PM
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    • 30th Sep 17, 1:17 PM
    Whatsapp doesn't connect to all your contacts if you don't want it to. I have it and it is only connected to one of my contacts.
    • steviebabes
    • By steviebabes 30th Sep 17, 6:28 PM
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    • #4
    • 30th Sep 17, 6:28 PM
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    • 30th Sep 17, 6:28 PM
    Google hangouts?
    • forgotmyname
    • By forgotmyname 30th Sep 17, 7:38 PM
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    • #5
    • 30th Sep 17, 7:38 PM
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    • 30th Sep 17, 7:38 PM
    Just email them?
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    • ThemeOne
    • By ThemeOne 1st Oct 17, 9:31 AM
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    • 1st Oct 17, 9:31 AM
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    • 1st Oct 17, 9:31 AM
    BBM works very similarly, and is now available for Android and iOS.
    • thescouselander
    • By thescouselander 1st Oct 17, 10:06 AM
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    • #7
    • 1st Oct 17, 10:06 AM
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    • 1st Oct 17, 10:06 AM
    I hear Telegram is popular with Jihadists because if it's security
    • were
    • By were 1st Oct 17, 12:30 PM
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    were
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    • 1st Oct 17, 12:30 PM
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    • 1st Oct 17, 12:30 PM
    Signal by whisper system was recommended by Snowdon
    • blackshirtuk
    • By blackshirtuk 2nd Oct 17, 1:08 AM
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    • 2nd Oct 17, 1:08 AM
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    • 2nd Oct 17, 1:08 AM
    Chinese version of whatsapp is WeChat but a lot more as well

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VAesMQ6VtK8
    • RichardD1970
    • By RichardD1970 2nd Oct 17, 1:28 AM
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    https://www.engadget.com/2016/09/30/12-most-used-messaging-apps/
    • alexalex
    • By alexalex 2nd Oct 17, 1:50 PM
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    I like viber
    • AndysDad
    • By AndysDad 5th Oct 17, 3:25 PM
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    Another vote for Viber here,been using it for ages and no problems.
    • Cisco001
    • By Cisco001 5th Oct 17, 3:41 PM
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    LINE, WeChat
    • bengalknights
    • By bengalknights 5th Oct 17, 3:48 PM
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    Viber,Imo,Wechat,Telegram,BBM
    • ballyblack
    • By ballyblack 5th Oct 17, 4:19 PM
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    And u can use Viber on a tablet with no SIM
    Not WhatsApp
    • Gambler101
    • By Gambler101 5th Oct 17, 6:48 PM
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    Cheers I have gone for viber and seems perfect for what I want it for.

    Love the hidden chat feature, wonder what people use that for lol
    The instructions on the box said 'Requires Windows 7 or better'. So I installed LINUX
    • dipsomaniac
    • By dipsomaniac 5th Oct 17, 7:12 PM
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    whats app is one of my top five apps due to the number of people using it and how easy it is to set up groups, message and attach images
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