Multi-user chats are often divided into two use cases: Groups and Channels. In Groups you talk with specific people about varying topics, while in Channels you talk with a changing set of people about a specific topic.
Dino displays a list of member names as the default Group name and uses member avatars to generate a default Group avatar. Both features wouldn't make sense in a Channel with a continuously changing set of members.

Testing an upcoming feature during the XMPP sprint: Leave a group chat on and will leave as well, join a new group chat on Conversations and Dino will join too. The underlying protocol extension was also implemented by and during the sprint.

An emoji picker is now reachable via a button located next to the message input field. GTK also offers the shortcut CTRL+. to open an emoji picker.

Support for file transfer over was merged into . SOCKS5 enables data transfer without an intermediary but also supports transfer via a server if a prohibits direct transfer. Data transfer over the stream ("In-Band-Bytestream") has an overhead due to encoding, but serves as a fallback if http file upload and SOCKS5 fail.

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