Sometimes I want back to times, when protocols were dominant for IM. I am fed up with of having bunch of messengers on every single my computer: telegram, skype, slack and more. I just want to have a single client to talk to people.

And no, I don't want stickers and video messages. Audio messaging support would be very nice. But a *single* client, not bunches of them.

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What? You just need to filter friends by a messanger! I’m using only XMPP daily on all devices. With two caveats — for family I had to provision Conversations.im but then it works well. One customer of mine is using RocketChat but that’s only a browser tab and no real hassle.

By the way Conversations should get A/V support in "soon": https://nlnet.nl/project/Conversations/

@wiktor honestly... I have not too much friends to chat with at all. So, if I switch to XMPP compatible-only, I will be chatting almost nobody :(

Is that a problem? I’ve got exactly one (1) friend I regularly chat using XMPP (I’ve got also family I setup and a few less known persons). I shut down Facebook and other proprietary services and I’ve got a lot of productive time. As a fallback SMS/phone call/e-mail exist.

Depending on your friends you can try convincing them to install https://quicksy.im It has easier onboarding and they’ll have each other in contact lists already. It’s pure XMPP so you can add your own number + JID there too.

@wiktor I am afraid that I will have 0 friends chatting with me at all in this case. Without this filter it is 1 at most :(

@alexcleac

Try the web clients or get one of those electron app collections(stuff like rambox)

@wuwei @alexcleac "why don't you get cancer to try and cure your ebola?"

@kungtotte

Lesser of two evils in terms of sys req

Browser way is still more secure though

@alexcleac

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