WHATSAPP GROUPS IN SOUTH AFRICA
WHY WE LOVE WHATSAPP?
WhatsApp the name itself has become the part of day to day life of people all over the world; it is a messaging platform which helps in sharing messages and videos to your friends and family members instantly over the internet without any charges.
The biggest advantage of WhatsApp is that it is free and there are no other charges for using it, so one can send or share photos, messages, contacts, videos, make video calls to anywhere in the world and hence it enables a person to save lot of money which earlier was spent on SMS and video calling
Another big positive of WhatsApp is that it is user-friendly and that is the reason why it is used by the young generation as well as by the old generation people and that is the reason why you see even those people on WhatsApp who are not tech savvy. Hence in a way, this application has made more people connected to the world.
When it comes to the internet the most frustrating part of visiting any website or using any application are the advertisements which make it very annoying for the user, but when it comes to WhatsApp user does not face such difficulty as at present there are no advertisements to ruin the experience.
The Golden Rules for WhatsApp Groups
Always keep to the purpose of the group! Don’t share irrelevant messages about other topics.
Do not spam the group! If you would like a group to share memes, adverts or deals with then set one up for that exact purpose and invite others to join.
Don’t be offended if others leave. Not everyone wants the same information.
Do politely excuse yourself before you leave a group.
Post your message in one single chunk of text, don’t post every word or sentence in a new message.
If you’re lurking in a group chat and ‘seeing’ every message, occasionally respond with *something* to remove the stalker vibe that inevitably develops.
Don’t create groups with minors who don’t know each other – no parent wants their kids talking to strangers.
Do not have one-on-one conversations in the group. Switch to private messages.
Do not post in any group between 21:00 and 07:00 unless it is an all-out emergency. By emergency, we mean the “blood, floods, and broken bones” type of emergency, not the “I needed the scone recipe at 2am because I had the munchies” type of emergency.
If a message asks for a positive response like an RSVP, don’t reply in the negative. Only say if you are able to attend. Don’t double RSVP if a second call to action is sent out for the same event.
If someone asks a question and you don’t know the answer don’t respond with “I don’t know”. Just wait for someone who knows the answer to reply.
Please don’t send in a hundred “thank you” messages. If you feel gratitude towards someone – tell them in a private message.
If someone asks a question of a personal nature (like asking for advice) don’t respond if someone else has already answered, or else respond to the person directly in a private message.
The group is not a political platform (unless you have specifically set it up for this purpose) No arguing, no heated opinions, no fear mongering, no hyped up drama, no fake news. Check your sources before you share.
Never EVER use a group to berate someone else or air grievances. If you have an issue address it one on one with the relevant persons
Hit “Mute” on your Whatsapp group (unless you’re part of an emergency rescue group). This is a sanity saver. You will still receive all the messages, but your phone won’t buzz or make a noise for every one of them.
If you are not sure, ask yourself these three questions before you post:
Is this relevant?
Is this necessary?
Is this a good time to post?