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Why do you use a messenger?

Please choose one and say your opinions.

@Faket I respect your choice, Gregory. And glad to find @threemaapp at Mastodon too!

@Faket @ademalsasa @threemaapp

tell Threema to implement Matrix - then you can use your favourite app while others do as well

@wholesomedonut @ademalsasa This post was to long. So i decided to summarize your main points on why XMPP sucks

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@wholesomedonut I respect your choice, Connor. My Matrix ID is purplesky@matrix.org.

@ademalsasa @vfrmedia I use Jami, but no one talk to me. So I use Element too. Although Element is not P2P, it is free/libre and federated. I can talk to geeks via Element. I asked my family to join Element too but it is too difficult for them. So I use Signal too. My wife hates Signal though. So I use Telegram too at least its client runs on GNU/Linux. Recently my friends join Telegram too because of pro-democracy protestors and pro-cryptocurrency people. I use LINE because most of Thai people use only LINE. I use Discord too because young geeks love it and deny to move to other platforms.

@veer66 oh, thank you for your experience, Veer. It is news to me that most Thai people use the Japan based LINE. Hey, I also use Telegram, Veer.

@vfrmedia

@ademalsasa Telegram, because there's almost everyone I need and it's functional
@ademalsasa to message people? :comfyxd: Why else would anyone use a messenger?

@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.

@ademalsasa
I do use matrix, but mainly to spam images at friends or admin stuff, i much prefer fluffyxhat otherwise so thats my go too

@poputchik
Yes it is. Mainly for mobile os like android and ios, but there is a flatpack and snap package avalivle for linux desktops. I belive there is also a browser version.
@ademalsasa

@ademalsasa whatsapp and telegram; the people I communicate with don't use nor want to use yet another messaging app

@ademalsasa I use Threema, Signal & Element in that particular order.

@ademalsasa XMPP with OMEMO because it's best up to my needs.
I use Threema as well, for "not- advanced-user"- contacts!

@u_urban I respect your choice, Urban. Thanks for sharing, all your choices are useful.

@ademalsasa I have recently started using Session. And I'm liking it.

@ademalsasa
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! :blobcatgiggle:

@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.

@ademalsasa

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

@ademalsasa

maybe one more thing, they claim they are open source. For many ppl is it a deal-breaker

@ademalsasa

I voted for Element since I am using Matrix. But I am also using SchildiChat and gomuks. And also trying out the different and cool clients here:
matrix.org/clients/

@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.

@yojimbo representing many people including me. Nice, Yojimbo-san.

@ademalsasa
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.

@caffeine @ademalsasa

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

@KitKat thank you very much for explaining it is valuable to me. Sent a message to you at Matrix.

@caffeine

@ademalsasa
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.

@ademalsasa Matrix (using Element) and from it using bridges IRC, Telegram, Discord, Slack, XMPP and WhatsApp. Nothing comes close in versatility. #matrix

@cos great choice and what a versatility. Thanks and reshared, my friend.

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