#signal server is now officially closed source, making it de facto a worse-looking telegram.

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@danielinux I think I roughly agree with one of the comments. To paraphrase: I know a lot of people who wouldn't use matrix/xmpp/whatever because they can occasionally seem unreliable or confusing UI-wise for people who are already technically-challenged. So Signal has been filling that void that is "at least better than WhatsApp or Telegram" for a while now. Until server performance on matrix homeservers and client functionality catch up a bit in responsiveness, if I were to refer people I know irl to them now, they'd give up on them and get scared away. So for now I'd rather take what works for people and keep holding out until these alternatives are more viable for everyday people.

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