What a good alternative to Facebook messenger? I need it for my normie friends but I don't want the botnet.
None because that would require your normie friends to use a messenger besides Facebook which likely won't happen.
If you want to avoid it though I'd just stick with texting them.
trillian, though it's abandonware and buggy, but it is an all-platforms IM client that can connect to various networks and has its own network as well... I wish I could get rid of it but the closest alternative is pidgin and that doesn't have its own network
Actually it does but at this point it's RYO and pretty unstable. Neat though.
Fucking chrome app, though.
That's honestly the only thing that pisses me off about whisper systems, they insist on sucking Google's cock. Yeah, it's encrypted before it touches any network, whatever, but why not just release a standalone client, holy fuck
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Nah. They bought whatsapp simply because its huge. If they didn't someone else would.
Messenger is shit because of the Facebook integration. People that use whatsapp want a messaging app, not a social network or anything else. If they start pushing facebook shit (trying to bring these 2 world together) people might start to feel less comfortable and it might cause a migration towards another messaging app,
That is why I think they wont be putting anything facebook on it, at least not in the near future. I might be wrong though who know what kind of retarded shit they can pull.
makes perfect sense if you're an IRC user. Also, it's like the only solution in this thread that works while keeping the normies on Facebook. I know it's a bit much if you don't use IRC though.