View Poll Results: Will you keep using whatzapp or go to BBM

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  • I will stick with whatzapp

    3 21.43%
  • I will switch from whatzapp to BBM

    11 78.57%
02-25-14 07:24 PM
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  1. anon5129477's Avatar
    I would like to know since facebook owns whatzapp now, will you abandon the app and go to BBM for security and secure comms. Remember whatzapp wanted your email. With BBM its just a PIN.
    02-19-14 06:00 PM
  2. MrGlenn's Avatar
    BBM checks your contact list for 'recommended' contacts. So your email and PIN are connected anyway.

    Whether or not I ditch WA is only dependent on how many of my friends want to switch. Current count is 0. Not because BBM is bad, just because they can not be bothered to try it.
    WA has made everyone totally lazy.

    BlackBerry 10 signed.
    02-19-14 06:04 PM
  3. tfp's Avatar
    Ditched it a while ago lol

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    02-19-14 06:29 PM
  4. Vorkosigan's Avatar
    I find it kind of funny that you thought whatsapp was secure. Lol.

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    02-19-14 06:31 PM
  5. jaydee5799's Avatar
    I dropped whatsapp as soon as BBM rolled out to iOS and Android.
    02-19-14 06:48 PM
  6. bluetroll's Avatar
    ditched it when bbm went x-platform
    02-19-14 06:58 PM
  7. BBFanatic4Life's Avatar
    I still have a few people on WhatsApp and I'm working on getting them switched over to BBM right now.

    There's no way I'm going to keep using WhatsApp and I'll be deleting it very soon.

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    02-19-14 07:04 PM
  8. Mirk's Avatar
    No option for "I don't use whatsapp and never will"?
    02-19-14 07:07 PM
  9. jonduran86's Avatar
    Hopefully everyone, but thats not realistic. Alot of people don't want to bother to try it, which is sad
    02-20-14 08:52 AM
  10. hakimmmmm's Avatar
    I want to ditch but bbm doesn't have auto save feature for photos and I have to save it one by one

    Cuz I recieve a lot of photos of my son abroad

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    02-20-14 08:56 AM
  11. anon62607's Avatar
    I find it kind of funny that you thought whatsapp was secure. Lol.

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    just as funny as the people that overestimate BlackBerry Messenger security
    02-20-14 09:18 AM
  12. sedalia066's Avatar
    Dumped WhatsApp a while back. Now not going back for sure. Between text and BBM life is good here.

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    02-20-14 10:02 AM
  13. Underdogz's Avatar
    All those I convinced to try BBM have dumped it and gone back to Whatsapp.
    I'm down to one contact on BBM. From my perspective BBM is dead.
    02-20-14 10:13 AM
  14. Q10Bold's Avatar
    Yes, will use primary BBM. Hope BBM will go WP, too - got 2 important contacts on WP and for them I am still using WA :/
    02-20-14 10:24 AM
  15. QtHelex's Avatar
    I never have used WhatsApp. Why should I have?

    I have BBM over here. Those people which don't have BBM on their device can still sent me a SMS. It's their fault, not mine.
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    02-20-14 01:17 PM
  16. gnirkatto's Avatar
    BBM checks your contact list for 'recommended' contacts. So your email and PIN are connected anyway.

    Whether or not I ditch WA is only dependent on how many of my friends want to switch. Current count is 0. Not because BBM is bad, just because they can not be bothered to try it.
    WA has made everyone totally lazy.

    BlackBerry 10 signed.
    There is an option in BBM that can restrict contacts to be transferred to BB servers.
    02-20-14 01:23 PM
  17. MrGlenn's Avatar
    You are gonna have to point that one out to me. I can not see any such option.
    There is an option in BBM that can restrict contacts to be transferred to BB servers.
    02-20-14 01:46 PM
  18. 93Aero's Avatar
    Whatsapp facebook angry birds candy crush flappy birds and the kardashians are all things I'll never use or watch.

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    02-20-14 02:01 PM
  19. gnirkatto's Avatar
    You are gonna have to point that one out to me. I can not see any such option.
    I have to apologize, I saw this option on a friend's iphone the other day, and assumed it will also be available on the BB BBM implementation, but apparently it is not, you were right.
    02-20-14 02:27 PM
  20. MrGlenn's Avatar
    That's okay, I am actually glad it is an option on iOS. So people have a feeling of privacy when using BBM.

    BlackBerry 10 signed.
    02-20-14 02:54 PM
  21. gnirkatto's Avatar
    Actually my friend complained because it was enabled by default. He had to disable it manually. I think he was right, it should be disabled by default (and also avaialble for BB10/BBOS users).
    02-20-14 03:00 PM
  22. adamlau's Avatar
    Not until BBM starts becoming a lot more reliable on iOS and Android. It's not there yet.

    SQN100-1 10.2.1.2141 | STA100-3 10.2.1.2141
    02-20-14 06:33 PM
  23. Vorkosigan's Avatar
    just as funny as the people that overestimate BlackBerry Messenger security
    Much more secure than whatsapp - but then that's not difficult.

    http://pando.com/2014/02/21/the-prob...eyre-not-true/

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    02-23-14 08:40 AM
  24. anon62607's Avatar
    Much more secure than whatsapp - but then that's not difficult.

    http://pando.com/2014/02/21/the-prob...eyre-not-true/

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    you still wouldn't (or shouldn't) use BlackBerry Messenger for a secure or even semi-secure conversation. there are much better choices for that.
    02-23-14 11:01 AM
  25. anon62607's Avatar
    Much more secure than whatsapp - but then that's not difficult.

    http://pando.com/2014/02/21/the-prob...eyre-not-true/

    Posted via CB10
    if you follow the article through to the source documents such as http://www.priv.gc.ca/cf-dc/2013/2013_001_0115_e.asp it doesn't quite match up to what the article is saying. According to that, the message encryption is now a random 160 bit key for example, rather than based on the MAC or IMEI like it used to be. This is safer than BlackBerry Messenger's completely static, common to every device in the world key.

    some of the other issues the document finds were "not well founded" in terms of a concern.

    I agree that whatsapp shouldn't be considered secure, but neither should BlackBerry Messenger
    02-23-14 11:13 AM
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