@xmpp a protocol alone does not allow you to instant message. It requires an app. One that your grandma can use. Xmpp and matrix apps are a very hard sell, even with the most technical crowd.

The author tried to point out some more general thoughts on this discussion. Technology is hard for many people, no doubts. However, no one is helped to blindly switch messengers all the time.

At the end of the article various links has been provided, see this one for example:
xmpp.org/getting-started/

@xmpp the biggest/only hindrance to me being able to make an xmpp server available for public signup is the lack of e2e encrypted file/image sharing. for years now... i can't be storing images from random internet users.
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Hi,
that sounds a bit strange.

Have you tried to reach out to one of the public chats (MUC):
search.jabber.network/search?q

Or a chat of one of the server communitys (ejabberd, OpenFire, Prosody,..)

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