Snikket is a new XMPP/Jabber-based decentralised FOSS messenger service. You can follow at:

➡️ @snikket_im

The official website is snikket.org

It aims to make XMPP into a more viable alternative to Whatsapp etc by providing consistency in design and terminology.

(It's sort of how Mastodon made ActivityPub more mainstream, by using consistency to make it clear the instances are part of one network.)

#Snikket #XMPP #Jabber #Messaging #Messenger #WhatsApp #IM #FOSS #SelfHosting

@FediFollows @snikket_im Interesting! How does it differ from Matrix, is there any showcase comparison for two?

@vazub
They're the same architecture, but XMPP uses an extensible XML communication while Matrix uses an extensible JSON.
As far as I can tell, they're intended to do the same thing but are just implemented with different technologies.

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I should also point out that there's a pretty well known Matrix-to-XMPP bridge called Bifrost (though I can't speak to it's quality or compatibility between surface-similar features)

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