Calling is indeed is more intimate and authentic than messaging, but not in all cases. There are certain scenarios in life that one must chat instead of call. Wondering what scenarios we’re referring to? Well, we’re gonna list and explain them here, one by one.
From being extremely busy up to being extremely emotional, here are 7 scenarios where messaging will help more than calling someone:
Whether you’re doing chores or doing an important project, we have days where we can’t even take a simple 5-minute break. If that’s the case, communicating with friends and family through messages than calls is better. You can also focus more on what you’re doing and reply when you’re done, compared to staying for a couple of minutes listening to random stories.
If you’re in a public place and you need to discuss something sensitive, it’s better to send a message than whispering on a phone call.
If your train of thought is messy, it’s better to send messages. This is to avoid having a full emotional speech to your partner, family or friend. Messaging also puts things in perspective. This makes you realize if what you’re trying to say is making sense or not. And if you do realize that you’re getting carried away with your emotions, then you can simply not send or delete the message. Good thing is that new social media apps have an “unsend” option for these kinds of moments.
If you’re planning out a trip, it can be fun discussing with through phone calls. Hearing their excited voices makes you more hyped than ever.
But the downside for calls is that you can forget certain details, and that may lead to some mishaps. So discuss it through a call, but still, use messaging to share important details about your plan. Group chat also comes in handy for this, especially if you’re planning with a group of people.
Like a guy from another class? Well good for you because you were born in the social media era. Today, you can connect with someone in just a few clicks. If you’re shy and cannot muster the courage to say hi, messaging apps enable you to say hi in a virtual way, thus helping your awkward self to open up more.
If you’re in a mode of public transport, don’t call someone unless it’s an emergency. Phone calls can be annoying to tired commuters especially if you spend a good chunk of that phone call giggling to your friend’s shenanigans. Just leave them a message instead and let the commuters take a nap or sustain their peace.
Sometimes, we just want to work efficiently, and messaging someone will save you a few more minutes. You can then use those saved time to do what truly matters to you, such as having actual conversations with family or bonding more with your pets.