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celebratedrecluse OP wrote

Reply to comment by engi in signal.png by celebratedrecluse

it does, it's called jingle

Cool, I'll check it out

I see this repeated often, never with any examples

Well, for most people Signal sets up with a verification text and you're good to go. No troubleshooting or any other issues. Matrix & XMPP require, not much more, but certainly more familiarity. To be more specific, there's options to either encrypt or not encrypt messages to other people instead of everything being encrypted by default on the platform. At least, that's how it appeared to work to me a few years ago


engi wrote (edited )

nothing stops you (edit: as in "someone") from writing an xmpp client which insist on omemo and provides a bunch of default servers to register on (or entering one or more existing accounts)

I honestly don't get why signal needs to have any tie with the phone system. it boggles the mind


celebratedrecluse OP wrote

For sure, XMPP may be the way to go in the future, but for now Signal has fucked things up a little bit to say the least. nobody is going to install multiple encrypted messengers on their phone just to communicate with everyone else