In the recent days, due to the news with WhatsApp, I've seen a lot of people getting their loved ones away from WhatsApp (which is good), to other services like Signal and Telegram (which is not good).
If you managed to convince them to try something new, why not choose something that's not centralized and proprietary software? And instead something that's based on open standards, that's open source, decentralized, federated, platform agnostic, easy to host and lightweight, something like XMPP?
@hund I do think Signal is a good compromise. Out of interest what are your thoughts on XMPP vs Matrix? I would have thought Matrix would be contender here.
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