Hello,

I use FB Messenger for exactly one contact. My father. He has a junky Android tablet and a flip-phone. We do not live in the same country.

I have been looking at different options for Facebook Messenger that I might be able to get him to install (because my account only exists to chat with him occasionally) and it would be a bonus if that app were privacy friendly. The problem is, I don’t know how to tell which would be the easiest for him. I mean, I thought it would be email and he proved me wrong by using Facebook Messenger…

Basically, which chat client might be the easiest for an older person like my father?

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jacques malchance
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I feel like the setup part would be a hassle and he just wouldn’t do it. I’m pretty sure his friends got him the Facebook account. I had to install the Messenger part for him but I won’t be going home for at least a year…it is on my list even though I don’t use it.

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@diorama
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Have you got an howto for this? :)

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I found a Feiteng H9500s, which is supposedly supposed to be a Galaxy S4 clone. I am going to follow an official installation guide of Galaxy S4 since clones are not supported by Lineage. Have you ever had any experience with those?

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@diorama
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OK! It is not even worthy the try. :)

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jacques malchance
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Difficulty for me isn’t an issue. I just have a hard time seeing things through the eyes of someone who doesn’t really use technology that much. My father has never used a computer in his life but his friends made him get a tablet.

Matterbridge might be the solution I need. I’ll install that tonight and give it a test.

Thanks!

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Given the end-to-end encryption on whatsapp is it even evil at all? Except for the money you’d be giving Zuck that is.

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Well, trading FB for Owned-by-FB might be OK. I only use WhatsApp with one person as well but at least that person is able to switch if needed.

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And installing WhatsApp on a tablet would be easy enough for a senior?

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