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tinkertinker1 Thu 11-Apr-19 21:25:40

Can anyone recommend any apps I can use to communicate with my DC's? They both have tablets.

They are going to stay for a week with their dad however the majority of the time they will be looked after by their grandparents who don't really use their mobile phones much.

Like I say, DC's just have tablets. No mobile phones. Need something that's secure and just literally for messaging.

19lottie82 Thu 11-Apr-19 21:26:29

Would an email account not do the job?

ChoccieEClaire Thu 11-Apr-19 21:27:25

How old are the DC?

tinkertinker1 Thu 11-Apr-19 21:27:55

@19lottie82 I never thought of that to be honest. Yes possibly thanks

tinkertinker1 Thu 11-Apr-19 21:28:11

They are 10 and 8

HBStowe Thu 11-Apr-19 21:28:30

WhatsApp works on tablets

HollowTalk Thu 11-Apr-19 21:28:40

Have a look at these.

tinkertinker1 Thu 11-Apr-19 21:28:55

@HBStowe oh does it? Even without a phone number?

HollowTalk Thu 11-Apr-19 21:29:00

You have to have your phone nearby, don't you, HBStowe?

Doje Thu 11-Apr-19 21:29:22

We use Telegram as my in-laws don't have smart phones. It's like WhatsApp, so you can set up a group, but you can use it on a tablet.

tinkertinker1 Thu 11-Apr-19 21:30:18

@Doje that sounds more what I'm looking for, thank you

Fridayfun Thu 11-Apr-19 22:18:24

I use Snapchat to msg my kids on their tablets. They need a wifi connection for it to work though. I can msg or call them and have group or single chats.

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