says the boys’ turd
anyways, back to topic,
@OP, using all in one messaging apps is not a good idea, here’s why: surface of attack.\
Here are 3 scenarios:
- let’s say there’s an app for all the messaging apps, XYZ, and you use it
you’re giving both the official app and XYZ permission to access your account, meaning you have 2 places that can be compromised compared to just using the official app
- if you choose to forgo the official app, and just use XYZ. XYZ being 3rd party, you are dependent on the XYZ company to upgrade and maintain parity with the official version in features and security. Let’s say XYZ is very good at it, updates within 12hrs, you still have 12hrs of vulnerability.
- using only the official apps, you have only 1 point of failure (the official app) and updates and security is handled by the service company (FB, Whatsapp, etc). Sure, that doesn’t mean they will always update before getting attacked, but it certainly means if you die the whole world goes down with you. At least you get that.
Alternatively, just use the web clients on a reliable browser. Use add-ons or extensions to beef your security, and use common sense.