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    News - WhatsApp to be bought by Facebook say sources

    Facebook buying-in the multi-platform mobile messaging service?
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    Re: News - WhatsApp to be bought by Facebook say sources

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    Re: News - WhatsApp to be bought by Facebook say sources

    I Take it you don't like it Brewster?


    Isn't salad what food eats??

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    Re: News - WhatsApp to be bought by Facebook say sources

    Quote Originally Posted by MaddAussie View Post
    I Take it you don't like it Brewster?
    Love whatsapp , hate facebook. Facebook will only choke it to death and screw up a perfectly good service.

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    Re: News - WhatsApp to be bought by Facebook say sources

    What??


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    Re: News - WhatsApp to be bought by Facebook say sources

    Also it’s cleverer than Skype on the mobile, last time I tried that, as it uses your mobile contacts list to automatically add other WhatsApp users.
    So unlike Skype it doesn't ask you before raiding your contact list?

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    Re: News - WhatsApp to be bought by Facebook say sources

    Well there goes another free good app to the dogs..can't wait for the day Failbook goes under, I'll be dancing on their grave.

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    Re: News - WhatsApp to be bought by Facebook say sources

    Quote Originally Posted by jimbouk View Post
    Also it’s cleverer than Skype on the mobile, last time I tried that, as it uses your mobile contacts list to automatically add other WhatsApp users.
    So unlike Skype it doesn't ask you before raiding your contact list?
    It suggests the contact to link to your account, you still have to accept the link. It's not like it just adds all your contacts without asking O.o How is that a bad thing? Alot of people don't have Whatsapp so it would be a big job texting all your friends and asking who uses Whatsapp and then linking each person to Whatsapp.

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    Re: News - WhatsApp to be bought by Facebook say sources

    Such bad news, I would have thought they'd work on a version of Facebook chat. Unless they're looking to combine the two in some horrible abomination

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    Re: News - WhatsApp to be bought by Facebook say sources

    Quote Originally Posted by Harkin View Post
    It suggests the contact to link to your account, you still have to accept the link. It's not like it just adds all your contacts without asking O.o How is that a bad thing? Alot of people don't have Whatsapp so it would be a big job texting all your friends and asking who uses Whatsapp and then linking each person to Whatsapp.
    Cool, just so long as it asks. Various apps do the same, I thought Skype did as well though?

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    Re: News - WhatsApp to be bought by Facebook say sources

    Quote Originally Posted by jimbouk View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Harkin View Post
    It suggests the contact to link to your account, you still have to accept the link. It's not like it just adds all your contacts without asking O.o How is that a bad thing? Alot of people don't have Whatsapp so it would be a big job texting all your friends and asking who uses Whatsapp and then linking each person to Whatsapp.
    Cool, just so long as it asks. Various apps do the same, I thought Skype did as well though?
    Not sure cos the last time I installed Skype it didn't link like that. After I installed Whatsapp it automatically brought up a box that said 'You have 10 contacts that use Whatsapp' or something similar, then you have the option to link or not. When I last used Skype a few months back it never did it like that.

    Anyhoo it would be such a shame to loose Whatsapp, it has worked flawlessly for me

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    Re: News - WhatsApp to be bought by Facebook say sources

    +1 for NO!
    Microsoft ruined Windows Live Messenger and then went on to buy Facebook.

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    Re: News - WhatsApp to be bought by Facebook say sources

    Quote Originally Posted by OilSheikh View Post
    Microsoft ruined Windows Live Messenger and then went on to buy Facebook.
    LOL. Not really one for facts are you.
    throw new ArgumentException (String, String, Exception)

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    Re: News - WhatsApp to be bought by Facebook say sources

    I dont think I've paid a penny for WhatsApp and been using it for years? How have they made any money from me?

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    Re: News - WhatsApp to be bought by Facebook say sources

    Chapman99: there is (or at least was) something in the T&Cs of Whatsapp that says that the first year is free and then it costs something like $1 per annum to use the service after this. I can't say for sure if or how they charge for this, as it stopped working on my crapberry a few months after installation.

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    Re: News - WhatsApp to be bought by Facebook say sources

    Presumably facebook will use Whatapp to encourage more users into the farcical waster of time that is facebook and help boost it's advertising revenue whilst adding a steady flow of $1 supplements.

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