Hello and welcome to this week’s discussion. Today, one of the most obvious app installation right after buying a new phone is WhatsApp. Everybody has it. Everybody loves it. Or do they? I am someone who thinks there are more than one better alternatives to it. And going by the number of forum discussions I have seen on this topic, I would like to think I am not the only one.
It’s pretty obvious I am upsetting a lot of users by saying WhatsApp isn’t the best according me. So the least I could do for them is give an explanation. The thing is, I like it. I really do. Minimalistic and reliable are the pillars of a third-party messaging app. And WhatsApp does a great job at delivering both of these. But that is pretty much it. The development process never really follows the requirements of users and if it does, it’s painstakingly slow. Not diving deeper into what I don’t like about it I would just say I think Telegram is better. Telegram, according to me is that perfect mixture of reliability, minimalism and features.
Summing up, the only reason why I’m still using it is because everybody else is reluctant for a switch. What about you? Which category do you fall in: WhatsApp liker, forced to stay or I-don’t-care-if-it’s-WhatsApp-Telegram-or-Hike-I-am-forever-alone-anyways (I am here).