Sign up to Daily Picks (our in-app replacement to WhatsApp deal alerts!)

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Posted 7th Nov
If you didn't already know, from 7th December WhatsApp will prohibit the sending of 'newsletters' using their service.

We've been considering for some time how we can still bring you this type of deal roundup and if you've updated the hotukdeals app today you'll see our introduction to Daily Picks! Before you can use it you'll need to switch it on from the hotukdeals app.

Daily Picks


So your new alerts will be accessible from right within the hotukdeals app and you won't need to use two apps to get these deals (and even better if you never wanted to download WhatsApp!)

Deals will be picked by Carla and Liam (who will give you a lovely introduction when you sign up to the service!) who also looked after our WhatsApp message service. You'll get messages twice a day just like before too (this might increase during periods like Black Friday).

Getting started:

First of all make sure your app is updated to the latest versions. iOS 5.22.0 and Android 5.22. Within the app you'll need to go to your inbox.

iOS:

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Android:

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Have a little read of what to expect and then you'll be taken to the Daily Picks.

To get alerted just make sure you've set your notifications to on (bell top right) and your device is set to allow these form the app too.



We'd love to hear your feedback so please comment away
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Edited by: "magicjay1986" 21st Nov
What's app is far more convenient and takes up less space
Edited by: "Dissatisfied_dad" 8th Nov
As I've said before,

This daily picks thing, I don't like the location of it. I'd prefer daily picks being where PMs are in the app (and PMs in the middle).

Or even better. Stick notifications in the middle. Swipe left for picks and right for PMs.

Having daily picks in the position it's in makes it a hassle to get to PMs. Have to swipe left twice now. If notifications were put in the middle it would make it 1 swipe each way, much easier. This is in regards to the Android app anyway.

WhatsApp never allowed these 'newsletter' style services which always breached terms of service. They have just announced they will be taking legal action for those using it in this way from December 7th.
Edited by: "jamie15" 7th Nov
Any chance of using telegram? I don't want the hukd app.
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As I've said before,

This daily picks thing, I don't like the location of it. I'd prefer daily picks being where PMs are in the app (and PMs in the middle).

Or even better. Stick notifications in the middle. Swipe left for picks and right for PMs.

Having daily picks in the position it's in makes it a hassle to get to PMs. Have to swipe left twice now. If notifications were put in the middle it would make it 1 swipe each way, much easier. This is in regards to the Android app anyway.

WhatsApp never allowed these 'newsletter' style services which always breached terms of service. They have just announced they will be taking legal action for those using it in this way from December 7th.
Edited by: "jamie15" 7th Nov
Good knows how to subscribe
I have now
pacman3208/11/2019 10:16

I have now



Great! So click your Inbox icon and from here you should see Daily Picks and you can then sign up from here.

Give me a shout if any problems or feedback
jamie1507/11/2019 17:27

As I've said before,This daily picks thing, I don't like the location of …As I've said before,This daily picks thing, I don't like the location of it. I'd prefer daily picks being where PMs are in the app (and PMs in the middle).Or even better. Stick notifications in the middle. Swipe left for picks and right for PMs.Having daily picks in the position it's in makes it a hassle to get to PMs. Have to swipe left twice now. If notifications were put in the middle it would make it 1 swipe each way, much easier. This is in regards to the Android app anyway.WhatsApp never allowed these 'newsletter' style services which always breached terms of service. They have just announced they will be taking legal action for those using it in this way from December 7th.


I never noticed you can swipe it! I've always tapped on the tab...
magicjay198608/11/2019 10:19

Great! So click your Inbox icon and from here you should see Daily Picks …Great! So click your Inbox icon and from here you should see Daily Picks and you can then sign up from here. Give me a shout if any problems or feedback


All sorted, cheers....
So, no more WhatsApp? That's a shame
thfc188208/11/2019 10:30

So, no more WhatsApp? That's a shame



Yep We could not continue to use it the way we were so we had to come up with an alternative.
So Daily Picks won't affect the usual push notifications? I have tended to ignore the WhatsApp notifications lately as they are too frequent, and contain too much content.

That's just me, but others will appreciate the efforts.
darkstryder36008/11/2019 10:40

So Daily Picks won't affect the usual push notifications? I have tended …So Daily Picks won't affect the usual push notifications? I have tended to ignore the WhatsApp notifications lately as they are too frequent, and contain too much content.That's just me, but others will appreciate the efforts.



Daily Picks is another notification you can receive via the app. So you'll get your normal notifications (deal alerts) and you can then turn up notifications from Daily Picks if you want those too.
What's app is far more convenient and takes up less space
Edited by: "Dissatisfied_dad" 8th Nov
Thank you, I couldn't work out how to do this yesterday but I hadn't updated the app so that was why, all sorted now 😃
Any chance of using telegram? I don't want the hukd app.
The amount of times you guys have saved me from unwanted conversation when I could blame your messages as being something really important! RIP WhatsApp!
Dissatisfied_dad08/11/2019 10:45

What's is far more convenient and takes up less space



Squirrel poo?

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(PS. Site Moderators: This comment should not be removed; it is on Topic!)
Gazbert08/11/2019 12:02

Any chance of using telegram? I don't want the hukd app.


They used to have a Telegram but nobody used it so they just stopped messaging on it. LD switched to Telegram but I prefer in app as it makes more sense.
I dont want to install another app on my phone so looks like I'll be losing out on these deal notifications. Such a shame, because there's got to be so many other ways to do it. Discord and Telegram spring to mind (discord having the advantage that you can create different categories and channels)
phil.obrien08/11/2019 14:17

I dont want to install another app on my phone so looks like I'll be …I dont want to install another app on my phone so looks like I'll be losing out on these deal notifications. Such a shame, because there's got to be so many other ways to do it. Discord and Telegram spring to mind (discord having the advantage that you can create different categories and channels)


Nobody uses Telegram in the UK (HUKD used to have one but stopped it) and Discord is only really used by those into tech or gamers. Better to have app picks.
That means people with windows phones are cut off unless they use their browser
Precious32108/11/2019 16:31

That means people with windows phones are cut off unless they use their …That means people with windows phones are cut off unless they use their browser



"inb4" @Wongy110

Great song ta FP
Don't use the HUKD app or 'what's app' so fail to see how I am 'missing out' on nowt ?


I can see how that might irritate deeky
Edited by: "Wongy110" 9th Nov
I'm not downloading another pointless app.
If it's not on the web, I'm not using it
Your screenshot instructions don't look anything like the updated Android app on my phone. Got no idea how to set this up. Think you need to explain this transition a lot better or you're going to lose a lot of users.
sijones85509/11/2019 10:16

Your screenshot instructions don't look anything like the updated Android …Your screenshot instructions don't look anything like the updated Android app on my phone. Got no idea how to set this up. Think you need to explain this transition a lot better or you're going to lose a lot of users.


Press the notifications bell and then press daily picks. The app layout hasn't changed at all, with the exception of the weekly picks button being added.

If your phone screen is very small, the notification bell may not be there. In which case, press the three dots overflow menu in the top right corner and then press notifications.
jamie1509/11/2019 13:23

Press the notifications bell and then press daily picks. The app layout …Press the notifications bell and then press daily picks. The app layout hasn't changed at all, with the exception of the weekly picks button being added.If your phone screen is very small, the notification bell may not be there. In which case, press the three dots overflow menu in the top right corner and then press notifications.


I appreciate the reply Jamie, but that's not how the app looks here. If you press the bell icon there's nothing for 'Daily Picks'.

I'd have expected a big transition of subscribers like this to be thoroughly explained with more than a few iPhone screenshots.

As I said, I think this is going to cost HUKD a lot of sign-ups.
sijones85509/11/2019 13:31

I appreciate the reply Jamie, but that's not how the app looks here. If …I appreciate the reply Jamie, but that's not how the app looks here. If you press the bell icon there's nothing for 'Daily Picks'.I'd have expected a big transition of subscribers like this to be thoroughly explained with more than a few iPhone screenshots.As I said, I think this is going to cost HUKD a lot of sign-ups.


Are you updated to the latest app version? It will only appear there.
jamie1509/11/2019 13:33

Are you updated to the latest app version? It will only appear there.


Yep, updated specially, but probably not going to spend any more time on it.
This is HUKD after reading my feedback:

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Nobody seems to be reading feedback in the feedback section, and HUKD seem to want to ignore mine
I presume this is a cost cutting exercise as WhatsApp business costs money?
I'm getting the alert for daily picks but none of the links work
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Sorry for the error messages guys. We just had a bit of a problem with our links (it was compiled with /deals/ which breaks the redirect). The team is aware

There is a new landing page for the service which you can find here - daily-picks.hotukdeals.com

Appreciate all the feedback here in the thread. I'll work back through now just to make sure i've not missed anything out.
shadowdogg11/11/2019 18:34

I presume this is a cost cutting exercise as WhatsApp business costs money?



Bit of reading about it HERE but in particular:

In addition, beginning on December 7, 2019, WhatsApp will take legal action against those we determine are engaged in or assisting others in abuse that violates our Terms of Service, such as automated or bulk messaging, or non-personal use, even if that determination is based on information solely available to us off our platform. For example, off-platform information includes public claims from companies about their ability to use WhatsApp in ways that violate our Terms. This serves as notice that we will take legal action against companies for which we only have off-platform evidence of abuse if that abuse continues beyond December 7, 2019, or if those companies are linked to on-platform evidence of abuse before that date.
jamie1507/11/2019 17:27

As I've said before,This daily picks thing, I don't like the location of …As I've said before,This daily picks thing, I don't like the location of it. I'd prefer daily picks being where PMs are in the app (and PMs in the middle).Or even better. Stick notifications in the middle. Swipe left for picks and right for PMs.Having daily picks in the position it's in makes it a hassle to get to PMs. Have to swipe left twice now. If notifications were put in the middle it would make it 1 swipe each way, much easier. This is in regards to the Android app anyway.WhatsApp never allowed these 'newsletter' style services which always breached terms of service. They have just announced they will be taking legal action for those using it in this way from December 7th.


Thanks for this feedback here @jamie15 I'll share it with the guys working on this project.
magicjay198613/11/2019 16:43

Bit of reading about it HERE but in particular:In addition, beginning on …Bit of reading about it HERE but in particular:In addition, beginning on December 7, 2019, WhatsApp will take legal action against those we determine are engaged in or assisting others in abuse that violates our Terms of Service, such as automated or bulk messaging, or non-personal use, even if that determination is based on information solely available to us off our platform. For example, off-platform information includes public claims from companies about their ability to use WhatsApp in ways that violate our Terms. This serves as notice that we will take legal action against companies for which we only have off-platform evidence of abuse if that abuse continues beyond December 7, 2019, or if those companies are linked to on-platform evidence of abuse before that date.


Decent argument, ok makes sense
thfc188208/11/2019 12:04

The amount of times you guys have saved me from unwanted conversation when …The amount of times you guys have saved me from unwanted conversation when I could blame your messages as being something really important! RIP WhatsApp!


Friggin Facebook!
Disappointed! I enjoy receiving the ‘newsletters’ on WhatsApp.
To be honest if it wasn’t for the HUKD deals I wouldn’t use WhatsApp much at all.
Can’t the HUKD WhatsApp community somehow petition/appeal it?
It’s for the end users benefit so why are they now enforcing a general ban?
I don't want notification in my HotUKDeals app. Any alternate notification would be great like telegram.
How do I turn these off?? Ive unsubscribed in the app but still every day the arrive as a notification
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