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My follow-recommendations:

* @xmpp the XMPP Standards Foundation
* @blabber a messenger application and server
* @dino a beautiful messenger for linux
* @gajim a powerful messenger for linux and windows
* @kaidan yet another XMPP messenger
* @mellium client library written in go
* @Monal messenger for iOS
* @tigase develops XMPP server and client software
* @snikket_im XMPP made simple

Feel free to add more interesting accounts/folks to the list!

For admins of Snikket servers, note that the in-app invitations feature is currently only available to server admins. In a future server release we will allow you to grant invite abilities to other users of your server. Watch this space πŸ™‚

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The latest version of our Android app recently landed in @fdroidorg and Google Play. Thanks to for his ongoing dedication to the project which makes this possible.

Most quietly exciting feature in this release? The ability to create new user invitations directly from within the app's main menu. We sponsored this feature in Conversations (available in 2.9.2). Invitations can be created in-app on Snikket or other servers supporting XEP-0401 r0.3.0 (e.g. ).

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I'd like to give a shout-out to @snikket_im, and in particular to @mattj for creating this awesome new #XMPP project, as well as a friendly and welcoming support community. Snikket has lowered the bar of entry into the world of XMPP by several orders of magnitude. It takes more time to install/configure your #raspberrypi & prepare your DNS zone than it takes it to install Snikket itself. Anyone who can get Linux running on a Pi can run their own XMPP server thanks to Snikket. #awesomeSelfhosted


Thanks for the kind words!

It's truly heartening to see the community grow. The past couple of releases have included significant contributions from community members. This includes the entire (!) web portal, translation work into 8 languages, and more recently help with various outstanding issues in our (work-in-progress) iOS app.

Finally thanks to everyone who installs and provides valuable testing and feedback, and all the sponsors moving the project towards sustainability! ❀️

Snikket is not centralized, which is exactly why we don't suggest *any* servers πŸ™‚

Part of our mission is re-decentralizing the network. This means making self-hosting as easy as possible and not herding people onto large servers. That is why we don't run a server like "". You need to run your own instance or know someone who does.

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A friend just set up a () server, and I'm in awe. Granted it's not super mature, but it's already in a good position to get that polish that I expect from mainstream projects. And those are the projects that succeed.

This feels like software I want to get behind. Find more details around donation here:

...and find my XMPP handle in my description. Bonus points if someone can teach me to use OMEMO outside Snikket. Say, on desktop? :)

Alternative? Yes. Clone? No.

We believe in a network of small, independent servers (federated, of course!). We believe people should use servers run by people they know and trust. Invites make signing up a group of trusted people to your service (e.g. family/friends/other group) quick and easy.

Team chat is not a goal right now. It requires different UI/UX and social considerations.
@mattj @blabber

New blog post: "Products vs Protocols: What Signal got right"

This extended version of @mattj's recent talk explores the thinking behind Snikket, and what and protocols can learn from 's success.

XMPP for family is one of our favourite use-cases for Snikket! We try to make self-hosting as easy as possible, but do also understand there are various reasons this may not be feasible.

We're working on launching a hosted service for those that need it, and want a refuge from those messaging apps with shadier business models... πŸ•΅πŸ»

We just released a huge update to the server! Web admin, / support, and more... πŸ˜€

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That's what we like to hear πŸ˜€

There is more to come!

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The XMPP Standards Foundation develops the XMPP/Jabber instant messaging and voice/video calling standards. You can follow them at:

➑️ @xmpp

The official site is

It's a free open standard, so anyone can use it in their software and hardware.

#XMPP #Jabber #IM #InstantMessaging #Messaging #Messenger #FOSS #VOIP

Yes, we're basing the Snikket iOS client on Siskin and have been implementing Tigase's extensions for Siskin into Prosody modules to ensure reliability.

Discussions are in progress about what needs to happen to get these extensions standardized so we can see them universally supported:
@tagomago @FediFollows

@tagomago @FediFollows Spent a bunch of time the past few weeks on iOS push notifications. Watch this space πŸ˜‰

@MrClon Currently we're prioritizing mobile, yes. After that we'll probably add a web client, and later maybe a native desktop client.

Each of these takes time because we test each feature and make sure there is full compatibility with the other Snikket software. Often this means development work.

Obviously you are free to use any XMPP client with a Snikket server that you want. We just can't guarantee the same level of quality. Any actively developed modern client should work πŸ™‚

@mat @koetpi Snikket iOS app is on the way, but not released yet. Meanwhile, Siskin already supports audio/video calls on iOS πŸ™‚

@mat @koetpi Correct! The Snikket server is Prosody but preconfigured with features like easy invite-based registration, A/V calls and "official" mobile apps.

All this is possible to DIY with Prosody too of course, but we're trying to make it as easy as possible for newcomers to get started with XMPP.

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@celia let me know how it goes!

Thanks for the donation, very much appreciated! I'm pouring a lot of time into this project and really hoping I can make it sustainable!

I freed my own family from WhatsApp last year and I really believe in helping others to do the same.

Working towards some big milestones in the coming weeks... πŸ™‚

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