Instant Messaging apps are better for one-to-one communication than social media apps.
There is also less distraction in an IM app than in a social media app.
Nevertheless, using an IM app like WhatsApp can be stressful.
WhatsApp includes some smart tricks to make you use the app a lot more than you intend to.
You can see when someone is typing for example.
Why locking your device if you can expect a message any minute!
You don’t need to be in the conversation either to see someone is typing.
Or what about the 2 blue ticks that show the person has opened the conversation?
Or what about the visibility of your last WhatsApp visit?
All this data can make you stressed because you think that people expect a reply from you.
The thought of: “It would be impolite not to reply to someone if I have seen a person’s message or if I were online only a few minutes ago!”
This exhausting feeling makes it hard to disconnect from WhatsApp.
People expect a quick reply. Your attention is required and demanded 24/7.
That’s why it is time to change a few WhatsApp privacy settings.
Watch the video and make yourself more invisible in WhatsApp.
Then you can disconnect much quicker without worrying about what others may think of you.