@Gina No, especially since I have no hope of getting off the bloody thing :/

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@sotolf I did some years ago.

Missed some so very interesting chatter in the local parents group but that's it.

So good that most of my contacts do care about the Privacy Policy too - even my own parents :-)

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@bekopharm @Gina Yeah, had I lived at home in my own country where I could just go and visit people I'd do it without thinking about it, as it is I'm far off from being able to easily do it sadly.

@sotolf @bekopharm @Gina I have same problem! my plan is to prepare a short but effective message to use as standard answer to everyone for a couple of week, something like: "I will delete my WhatsApp account because... use signal instead ..."
I hope it will work!

@cicciodev @bekopharm @Gina good luck, I'm not currently in a position where I'd do that.

@cicciodev I suggest to keep this more open and link to a contact page listing possible ways to reach you. Doesn't have to be a public page but allows you to cram more information into it.

Also I'd say "I stopped" and not "I will stop" :-)

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@bekopharm @sotolf @Gina thanks for the suggestions! Indeed I already have a page like that on my new site, so this could be easier than I though 😅

@bekopharm I need to finish it before adding to profile! 😆 Here in Italy we say that the shoemaker's son has always hole in the shoes! I started as a web developer but my site is never ready 😂

@cicciodev never gonna happen.

I can tell you from finishing mine for 20 years :-)

@bekopharm ahahahah I fear that! Here my promise: if it will be not finished by the end of this month I will publish it as is 😆

@cicciodev @sotolf @bekopharm @Gina an auto-reply on any incoming message with a link to #Signal install (or whatever alternative you'll use) would be great.

PS. Did not get the ToS popup, but I'm not on FB, so maybe that's the reason.

PS2. Huge HN discussion on this: news.ycombinator.com/item?id=2

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In Signal create a group. Share the secure group link with your contacts with "Join my secure group in Signal" The group link will assist your contacts to install Signal and automatically join your secure Signal group.  baam done. just a suggestion. 😃

signal.org/blog/group-links

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