The dangers of using Whatsapp for work purposes

The dangers of using Whatsapp for work purposes

WhatsApp, the instant messaging app used by circa 1.9 billion people (according to Statista, July 2017), is in my opinion, the next best chat invention since MSN.

With 58% of global users logging on more than once a day, the uses of the chat app are beginning to be recognised in the workplace. With WhatsApp often favoured over cumbersome and unreliable email phone applications, it also provides a more casual method to exchange information with colleagues away from the office, or to quickly inform someone that you’ll be five minutes late.

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Comments (1)

  • howard
    howard
    Sun, 22 Oct 2017 6:49pm BST
    Re the comments - "Another respondent added: “WhatsApp is primarily used for gossiping and bitching. I work in an office where the millennials sit there all day on WhatsApp, messaging each other and sniggering like school children.” Another described it as a “tool for bullying” and excluding colleagues"

    Does this not say more about who you recruit and how they are managed than a simple phone APP?

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