I always worry that I will accidentally click on an inappropriate sticker when I am in conversation with someone. I’m sure there must be some amazing stories out there of someone forwarding them onto their boss by accident.2) Thou Shalt Not Add (Complete) Strangers Whether or not you should add someone is a second concern.Gone are the days when phone numbers are exchanged first.We Chat also seems to be gradually replacing the old-age tradition of exchanging physical business cards.3) Thou Shalt Never Leave This is perhaps the biggest problem I have when it comes to correct We Chat etiquette: when you are added into a huge We Chat group, when and how is it okay for you to leave it?Last weekend I got added into a group of more than 90 people, and it was hard to stay as the topic of conversation generally felt irrelevant.Texting someone in the middle of the night does not seem that acceptable, but sending a Facebook message does, even though with the new Facebook Messenger app it still makes a sound on your phone.If you’re paranoid about sending messages at inappropriate times, one option is to “test the water” by posting something in your moments.
But how are we supposed to know how many messages we are supposed to send? This line is so easy to cross with non-texting friends who tend not to reply (because they are busy or just do not spend as much time on their phone).
As such, for some people an emoji is simply a way of deformalizing a sentence and making it more playful, but for others a drooling yellow face with heart-shaped eyes could be a declaration of true feelings or desires.
So how on earth are you supposed to decipher the true meaning of any emoji?
And We Chat makes it so beautifully awkward with the huge grey bar of doom that appears – x does NOT want to be a part of this conversation anymore.
One clear instance whereby one is perfectly justified to quit, is when the group descends into a playground for spammers.