Is XMPP a thing of the past or do people just not use it in masses anymore? I'm looking for chats on FOSS software that are active and not dead (discounting IRC)

@renniezen I use it but not for chat rooms, but that's just because I'm not a chat room person.

@renniezen there are some people who use xmpp but not much people but there are some

@jason123santa I'd love to use it if more people were to use it. I might be missing out on active groups but I haven't really noticed anything major yet

@renniezen Yeah I don't know anything that is really active on xmpp.

@renniezen XMPP is not dead, but also not very active and slower in development than wallet garden messengers like WhatsApp or Signal. But I'm using it, I like the freedom it offers me. I think here in the fediverse you could find many people using it, but outside in non-tech circles it's nearly unknown.

@Xystel Not gonna lie, I think Snikket is the closest to a casual-friendly XMPP solution I've seen thus far

@renniezen @Xystel Have you checked out any part of the Matrix services yet? A fair bit of project activity using Matrix for chat now.

@renniezen Unlike what others seems to believe, XMPP is far from dead. I've been using it for a long time and I would say it's probably more alive now than it has been in a long time.

I see a lot of development on both client- and server side.

I have a general chat over at: There's also by @ChrisWere.

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