Ockie

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It's the first app I disable on my Samsung phone. :D

Also, Sony and others are moving in on Samsung's turf, expect numbers to go down.

And Samsung has said that WeChat will be shut down somewhere in the future.

Think you confused meneer. WeChat is the IM that some South African company owns together with the Chinese I think. Samsung has its own IM .... cant remember the name now. ChatON or something like that.
 
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kingrob

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And all messages go through Chinese servers for closer inspection by the Chinese Communist party.

You can keep it and shove it.
 
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kingrob

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Think you confused meneer. WeChat is the IM that some South African company owns together with the Chinese I think. Samsung has its own IM .... cant remember the name now. ChatON or something like that.

I confused it with ChatOn. :)
 

Ockie

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And all messages go through Chinese servers for closer inspection by the Chinese Communist party.

You can keep it and shove it.

Yip. Telegram for me spank you, spank you very much. :D
 
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kingrob

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Yip. Telegram for me spank you, spank you very much. :D

Jip, I heard Telegram is not too bad.

WhatsApp has worked flawlessly for me over the years, so don't see the point in changing to something else.
 

Neoprod

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Going from 1 million to 4 million is 300% growth, not 400%. The user base is 4 times the original but that's not the growth...
 

whatnot

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All smoke & mirrors IMO.

This wechat chinese tripe has got to go.
 

Fulcrum29

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WeChat had been developed by Tencent, Tencent invested in Xiaomi so expect WeChat to be MIUI bloatware. Naspers invested into Tencent...
 

elvis_presley

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WeChat's actually really nice - it has great APIs, the richest functionality of all the IMs and very cross platform. I'm not associated with WeChat in any way, but do use all the IMs heavily in my daily activities, and WeChat is not to be dismissed lightly.
 

JStrike

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Think you confused meneer. WeChat is the IM that some South African company owns together with the Chinese I think. Samsung has its own IM .... cant remember the name now. ChatON or something like that.

No, it is owned by a Chinese company (Tencent) that a Dutch company (Naspers) has a minority (But sizeable) stake in
 

Ockie

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No, it is owned by a Chinese company (Tencent) that a Dutch company (Naspers) has a minority (But sizeable) stake in

Naspers is definately not a Dutch company. Very much South African as far as I know.
 

JStrike

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Naspers is definately not a Dutch company. Very much South African as far as I know.

Nope. Used to be.
They are based in Amsterdam now. They still own many South African companies though (Media24, DSTV and MWeb). They still have a listing on the JSE as well (And most of their employees are still in SA)
 
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Ockie

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Nope. Used to be.
They are based in Amsterdam now. They still own many South African companies though (Media24, DSTV and MWeb). They still have a listing on the JSE as well

Interesting. Did not know.
 

Fulcrum29

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WeChat's actually really nice - it has great APIs, the richest functionality of all the IMs and very cross platform. I'm not associated with WeChat in any way, but do use all the IMs heavily in my daily activities, and WeChat is not to be dismissed lightly.

Taking Tencent QQ into regard, WeChat is more the global version.
 

Jan

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Taking Tencent QQ into regard...

A South African pop-punk/rock band even made a theme song for it :D

[video=youtube;D0UhZJ_Tca0]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D0UhZJ_Tca0[/video]
 

Fulcrum29

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Nope. Used to be.
They are based in Amsterdam now. They still own many South African companies though (Media24, DSTV and MWeb). They still have a listing on the JSE as well (And most of their employees are still in SA)

Naspers are still incorporated in South Africa, the new CEO van Djik is Dutch.
 

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WhatsApp has worked flawlessly for me over the years, so don't see the point in changing to something else.
And all messages go through American servers for closer inspection by the NSA.
 
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