@ademalsasa Element, because I have bridges to Discord and Telegram. So I can talk to my familiy. And it also support audiomessages now :)
A nice extra is that there are many groups on it and I could setup my own server if spyware-by-default hits the law.
I do use matrix, but mainly to spam images at friends or admin stuff, i much prefer fluffyxhat otherwise so thats my go too
@ademalsasa whatsapp and telegram; the people I communicate with don't use nor want to use yet another messaging app
@ademalsasa XMPP with OMEMO because it's best up to my needs.
I use Threema as well, for "not- advanced-user"- contacts!
Signal:- To chat with my brother. No one else I know in my family and (offline) friends seem to be using the app! 😔
Matrix (Element) and XMPP (Conversations/Blabber.im):-
for a few of the awesome friends I met on the Fediverse! 😊
I did try most of the other private messengers, and did like them, but no one I know uses them, and also how many chat apps can I use. The above ones seem to be enough!
@strawberryfieldsforever I respect your choices, my friend. I already met you at XMPP it was wonderful. Please deliver my greetings to your brother too!
@ademalsasa because everyone in my circles does. I still refer everyone to email and delta chat but if I didn't use telegram and WhatsApp I would have no social life nor contact with family whatsoever and very limited online too
@ana thanks for sharing this, Ana! I use email and Telegram mainly and daily. Now I am trying out Delta Chat. You can mail me too if you want. Just tell, I will send my address via PM.
it works flawless, fast and it is easy to install. Last thing on my wishlist is multiple device (one account) support.
One drawback is the small userbase
maybe one more thing, they claim they are open source. For many ppl is it a deal-breaker
@selea thanks for sharing so much, Selea, as always. Hey, I also am trying out Schildi it looks much better than Element to me.
@ademalsasa Because I want to send immediate SMS-like messages to some people, and be confident that their contents are more secure/confidential than the defaults.
Because I also want to do voice & video chat with them, avoiding international call charges, and they can (just) drive a smartphone, we'd have endless trouble trying to use a computer.
XMPP, with Dino & Conversations.
Because it works™, it is secure (with OMEMO), resource conservative and has a very diverse ecosystem, unlike Element, which brought nothing beside the "shiny new toy" effect.
Telegram as a second choice for less-techy people, because unlike Signal, it doesn't spam my phone number to any single contact I have including people in groups; also I perceive its founder as slightly less asshole than Signal's, and I would use neither for sensitive stuff.
@caffeine great choices and hey, I also use both Telegram and XMPP. I love coffee too. Thanks for sharing.
Element has brought much more than that: Matrix with
- federation with decentralized conversations, Spaces (and soon threads)
- usable E2EE thanks to sync & cross signing
- Pinecones which may bring P2P to the masses
- working puppeting bridges
I believe Element introduced a new era of messaging
Element because it's mostly a glorified irc client tbh.
Most of the time I use whatsapp. Not that I like it but everyone in NL uses it.
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