• a new chat app in town

    From Ogg@VERT/CAPCITY2 to All on Mon Sep 5 07:12:00 2022
    From another channel..

    On 9/4/2022 2:37 PM, Phil Lejman wrote:
    For those who like to check out new encrypted chat clients, here's another one:

    SimpleX Chat
    Private & encrypted - the only platform without user identifiers!

    https://simplex.chat/


    Phil


    OK. A friend was anxious to try it, so I installed it. About 50MB download for my Android device. Friend's android version was too old for the general app, but his linux laptop supported the text (CLI) version. His install for the laptop was only 25MB.

    To my surprise the operation/presentation is not like in the website animations at all. It's just like Telegram or Briar or Session on my phone.

    But unlike Session or Briar, there is a Re-Edit option for messages. It even allows posting/sharing image files. It also has a live voice-call feature (but I was unable to try it cuz my friend's laptop was not set up with sound.) In any case, it would seem like a fine way to make a private/encrypted voice call.

    Like Briar/Session, it allows groups.


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  • From Arelor@VERT/PALANT to Ogg on Tue Sep 6 14:13:57 2022
    Re: a new chat app in town
    By: Ogg to All on Mon Sep 05 2022 09:12 am


    Like Briar/Session, it allows groups.


    Does it support audioconferences? It doesn't look like it.

    Probably worth a look. E2E encrypted audio is kind of scarce, at least with implementations that don't suck.

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