If you want the same to happen for #mattermost you should add your voice here: https://github.com/mattermost/mattermost-mobile/issues/566 or here: https://mattermost.uservoice.com/forums/306457-general/suggestions/14836608-build-android-app-without-google-play-services
The work is already done by @rudloff but as it's a non-trivial patch it needs to be accepted upstream first.
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