SaiyanZ

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The only good messenger is the one that your friends are on. So that will most likely be Whatsapp. Some of my friends have iphones and blackberries. All of them use Whatsapp as the primary messenger since everyone has it.
 

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Mobile instant messaging systems compared

WhatsApp, MXit, BlackBerry Messenger, Google+ Messenger, iMessage, Kik, Facebook Messenger, Google Talk, ICQ, Viber, fring, KakaoTalk, Skype, Yahoo! Messenger, and now ZiNG…
You left out eBuddy XMS. Also, for me, one of the most important features is whether the service stores messages for later delivery, for example if the recipient is currently offline. I know Google Talk, ICQ and Skype don't do this, so SMS is still better.
 

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Whatsapp because everyone has it. BBM because of reputable encryption for confidential info.

You left out eBuddy XMS. Also, for me, one of the most important features is whether the service stores messages for later delivery, for example if the recipient is currently offline. I know Google Talk, ICQ and Skype don't do this, so SMS is still better.
That doesn't sound 100%. Google Talk notifies you that the message will be delivered once the other person is online while Skype tells you it'll be delivered once *both* of you are online.
 

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WhatsApp is da best. Two things they could enable though is read reports and universal profile pic...so if I put up a new profile pic...it must filter through to all my contacts...and even perhaps update it in their phonebook...that would be great.
 

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Bbm coz I use it.

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WhatsApp is da best. Two things they could enable though is read reports and universal profile pic...so if I put up a new profile pic...it must filter through to all my contacts...and even perhaps update it in their phonebook...that would be great.

About read reports, I think it Will be very difficult or nearly impossible to implement...because of the different OS...I'm using Android...I can read whatsapp messages without opening th actual application....Popup notifications....
 

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The only good messenger is the one that your friends are on. So that will most likely be Whatsapp. Some of my friends have iphones and blackberries. All of them use Whatsapp as the primary messenger since everyone has it.

This.


WhatsApp is da best. Two things they could enable though is read reports and universal profile pic...so if I put up a new profile pic...it must filter through to all my contacts...and even perhaps update it in their phonebook...that would be great.

You do get the delivery report (when you see 2 ticks), is that what your referring to? I think read reports may kill some conversation cause they are times when you just look at a message and dont fell like contacting that person back at that moment.
 

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WhatsApp has one major flaw IMHO - only one device at a time. Although the idea to use your number to find friends is great, I would love to be able to sign in on my tablet and my PC and have it sync across the three.

Also, optional read receipts (like iMessage allows you to choose) would be great!
 

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About read reports, I think it Will be very difficult or nearly impossible to implement...because of the different OS...I'm using Android...I can read whatsapp messages without opening th actual application....Popup notifications....

You do get the delivery report (when you see 2 ticks), is that what your referring to? I think read reports may kill some conversation cause they are times when you just look at a message and dont fell like contacting that person back at that moment.

Very true. Read reports can be a blessing...BUT also very much a curse. Perhaps best to leave it out. :)
 

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WhatsApp is da best. Two things they could enable though is read reports and universal profile pic...so if I put up a new profile pic...it must filter through to all my contacts...and even perhaps update it in their phonebook...that would be great.
no thanks on read reports, sometimes I don't want to or can't answer, don't want people bothering me about that
If you use friendcaster and sync with your contacts, you get their facebook profile pics as user pics, not exactly what you meant but does get a similar result of universal profile pic through facebook
 
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Ockie

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no thanks on read reports, sometimes I don't want to or can't answer, don't want people bothering me about that
If you use friendcaster and sync with your contacts, you get their facebook profile pics as user pics, not exactly what you meant but does get a similar result of universal profile pic through facebook

I hate Facebook. The UN should put a universal ban on it! :p
 

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I hate Facebook. The UN should put a universal ban on it! :p

Rep can't be given, take this instead

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