Being able to communicate with someone is so much easier, thanks to messenger platforms. Need to talk to someone? Just open your messenger on your mobile phone and start chatting. No need to wait for months for a letter or spend a hefty amount of cash for a phone call. Everything is faster, easier, and cheaper to access.
With its convenience, we tend to be casual when using messaging apps. But along with this usage, some annoying habits were formed.
Here are the 6 annoying habits that we should all avoid when chatting with someone on messenger.
6 Annoying Messenger Habits You Should Stop Doing
Here’s a quick rundown of the messenger habits you should be avoiding, but for further discussion, scroll down for more.
- Emoji Overload
- Multi-fire Messaging
- Messaging you for “Photo Storage”
- Direct Messages on Group Chat
- Too Many Abbreviations
- Taking A Screenshot of a Private Message
1. Emoji Overload
An occasional emoji can spice up your conversations, but if you’re sending 10 emojis every message, then it’s time to step back. It takes up too much space and doesn’t say anything meaningful.
2. Multi-Fire Messaging
Sending messages line-per-line is a nightmare for someone who forgot to set his/her phone on silent. If you don’t want to bother someone’s notifications, then send messages in brief paragraphs.
3. Messaging for “Photo Storage”
Some people seemed to do this a lot. A friend will be spammed with tons of photos from a close friend just for the sake of storing the photos. The sender will just inform the recipient after uploading everything, leaving the recipient tons of notifications from their phone. There is free cloud storage available, use them for this purpose.
4. Direct Messages on a Group Chat
A group chat is made for group discussions, it’s not a place to have direct conversations with your bestie while others are watching. Send him/her a private message. In this way, you can be assured that your private messages aren’t exposed and that you’re not annoying the group members for receiving notifs from your ‘direct’ chats.
5. Too Many Abbreviations
Messaging abbreviations aren’t bad, but using in every message is. Aside from the recipient not able to understand whatever you’re saying, it also makes you lazy, and that might offend the other party.
Taking A Screenshot of a Private Message
It’s a private message for a reason. Give the other party some respect and avoid taking screenshots. It doesn’t matter if it’s for “receipts” in the future, it’s still plain rude and jeopardizing you and the recipient’s privacy.
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