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    Default Which IM app do you use?

    Hi! I've been wondering what people are now using to send instant messages to others.
    Like Skype? Or Whatsapp?
    Since I'm not living in the US, what apps or softwares do Americans use the most?
    It may be a little off-topic but I really want to communicate & interact with users of my app. I just don't know where to start
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    Default Re: Which IM app do you use?

    I primarily use the native iMessage app.
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    Default Re: Which IM app do you use?

    I'm mostly using BlackBerry Messenger and Google Hangouts. Although I do like Skype also. I'm not a big fan of Whatsapp. (I like the developer thou )
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    Default Re: Which IM app do you use?

    iMessage.

    Few others, but not that active...
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    Default Re: Which IM app do you use?

    iMessage when needed, sometimes Lync for work if I'm remote.
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    IMessage is the main app, I use.
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    Default Re: Which IM app do you use?

    I think that all devs use email. I prefer iMessage.
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    I like iMessage but prefer the ease of sending current location with whatsapp. If iMessage had fast location sharing it would be ideal.
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    Default Re: Which IM app do you use?

    I use Google Hangout the most and iMessage, if you want to consider that an IM; I really don't.
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    Default Re: Which IM app do you use?

    Quote Originally Posted by JustMe'D View Post
    I primarily use the native iMessage app.
    Just remembered that I didn't subscribe to this thread...no wonder there're no notifications.

    ok, if one more question is acceptable, how would you like to contact to the developers of an app? i mean, if you have ideas, suggestions, or bug reports, how would you like to reach the developers besides the traditional emails?
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    Default Re: Which IM app do you use?

    thanks. i use whatsapp to text my friends abroad.
    but never tried google hangouts, guess i'll give it a try
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    Default Re: Which IM app do you use?

    yep, that's true.
    but we also add the Twitter & Facebook link within our app.
    so far we've achieved a bad result..only 10 followers / likes are our users
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    Default Re: Which IM app do you use?

    Twitter and Facebook are other options. I think that most companies use Twitter to help customers.
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    I use iMessage
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    BBM.
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    Default Re: Which IM app do you use?

    Imessage and whatsapp. Viber with a few of my contacts


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    Default Re: Which IM app do you use?

    KiK is pretty good too.
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    I use the Native Message App only. It works!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jaguarr40 View Post
    I use the Native Message App only. It works!!
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    Default Re: Which IM app do you use?

    All. but whatsapp (never liked it) and BBM (after 5 year of blackberry I hate anything BB related)

    iMessage (rarely)
    Viber (always, most used)
    Wechat (sometimes)
    Line (sometimes)
    KakaoTalk (my favorite, sometimes)
    Kik (rarely)
    Threema (never, so far)
    MyEnigma (very rarely)
    Telegram (sometimes)
    Surespot (never, so far).

    Actually I am not using all of them simply because I do not have any contact using Threema, Kik and Surespot. All the others work fine with the exception of Telegram which is still a bit buggy: new contacts are not always syncronized.
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    Default Re: Which IM app do you use?

    iMessage mostly but I use Whatsapp when texting with friends overseas.
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    Default Re: Which IM app do you use?

    Quote Originally Posted by Zug3349 View Post
    All. but whatsapp (never liked it) and BBM (after 5 year of blackberry I hate anything BB related)

    iMessage (rarely)
    Viber (always, most used)
    Wechat (sometimes)
    Line (sometimes)
    KakaoTalk (my favorite, sometimes)
    Kik (rarely)
    Threema (never, so far)
    MyEnigma (very rarely)
    Telegram (sometimes)
    Surespot (never, so far).

    Actually I am not using all of them simply because I do not have any contact using Threema, Kik and Surespot. All the others work fine with the exception of Telegram which is still a bit buggy: new contacts are not always syncronized.
    Wow, that's a lot! To tell the truth, I've also registered with many IM apps, but seldom used any. I was trying to help our team reach out to our users but don't know how.
    Ok, we've opened a Facebook Page and a twitter account, and even a skype account, but no one seems to be interested.
    Maybe my next thread would be "how would you like to contact to a developer if you are using his/her app?"
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    Default Re: Which IM app do you use?

    Imessage and whatsapp
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    Default Re: Which IM app do you use?

    Quote Originally Posted by cinematicme View Post
    Imessage and whatsapp
    Follow up question: how would you like to contact or be contacted by a developer if you're using his/her app?
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    Default Re: Which IM app do you use?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mary_Young View Post
    Follow up question: how would you like to contact or be contacted by a developer if you're using his/her app?
    Via a forum just like this one. I do not want to be solicited in any manner. If I purchase an app, I'd like to think that the developer will be grateful for it and make him or herself available for feedback (both good and bad) via a standard email address. I don't mind a single pop-up after about a week asking if I enjoy the app or asking me to rate the app, but if I'm hounded, I'll uninstall the app and vehemently let it be known that the app's developer(s) opt to harass customers with irritating pop-ups which in turn diminish the user experience.
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