Ah, group chats – the stalwart staple of instant messaging services like WhatsApp and Facebook Messenger. Where would we be without them?
Despite their ubiquity, we’re willing to bet that most of us have a love-hate relationship with them. On the one hand, it’s great to stay in touch with our pals and having them all in one place makes it so much easier.
On the other hand, the endless stream of notifications, constant inane chatter and violations of text etiquette sometimes make us want to pull our hair out.
The problem becomes even more pronounced when you’re trying to organise a get-together – which is where Loose Ends comes in.
Here are three reasons Loose Ends is better than a group chat for making plans…
Loose Ends sticks to the point
We’ve all been there – somebody starts a group chat to organise something and within ten minutes it’s devolved into an incessant carousel of pointless observations, petty bickering and photos of your friends making stupid faces.
Sure, you can mute the conversation – but if you want to know what the plan is, you’re going to have to face that barrage of nonsense at some point. Gah.
With Loose Ends, you don’t have to worry about that. Loose Ends exists for one thing and one thing only – to get you and your friends together. All you have to do is create a Loose End: say what you want to do, and when and where you want to do it, and the app does the rest for you. Sweet simplicity.
Loose Ends recommends things to do
Sometimes you want to get together with your friends but you’re not sure what you want to do. Instead of throwing it open to a group chat and subjecting yourself to the aforementioned barrage of nonsense, let Loose Ends do the hard work for you.
Under the Inspire tab in the app, you can get inspiration for what to do and where to do it, with recommendations for everything from restaurants to gigs to unusual activities. It also features cinema and venue listings near you, as well as exclusive offers for bars, restaurants, activities and lots more.
Loose Ends doesn’t leave anybody out
There’s nothing more disheartening than being in a group chat where everybody’s talking about an event you can’t make it to. Suddenly you’re the loner in the corner, wilting under the weight of your own FOMO and unable to add anything to the conversation. Bummer.
Loose Ends solves that problem. You’ll see all your friends’ Loose Ends (unless you’ve chosen to hide a particular friend) and they’ll all see yours, making it completely inclusive. You can browse your friends’ Loose Ends at your leisure, join them if you can make it and ignore them if you can’t. Easy!
Goodbye group chats, hello Loose Ends
If you ask us, group chats are much better left alone when it comes to making plans. Save them for meaningless arguments, 4 a.m. drunk voice notes and pictures of your cat/baby/fungal toenail infection.
Loose Ends helps you spend less time organising and more time hanging out with your friends. So simplify your social life and give it a try!