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Whatsapp claims their 100MB file transfer is better than e-mail - Telegram reminds users it has 1.5GB file transfer


Whatsapp is becoming a bit like Apple, measuring their improvements and innovation against only themselves. Telegram has long been a step ahead of Whatsapp with newer features (eg. the great group management features and silent/scheduled messages).

Telegram is Whatsapp's greatest rival and unless we want to see only one messenger dominating the market we need to (and can) install multiple other messengers on our phones to allow our friends, family and colleagues to use their choice. It's a real pity there is no enforceable open standard for messengers like we have for SMS and e-mail. I'd still like to see a day where we choose what messenger interface we use but can message anyone else using a different messenger client application. The rapid pace of ongoing innovation around messengers is probably preventing this right now.

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@Ted ah yes that one came in from Mastodon but they have a character limit so quoting a long comment won't leva eme much space to add my own comment without them seeing my comment cut off either. This interoperable Fediverse is not perfect either but this post is combining Hubzilla, Friendica, Mastodon and Diaspora in one post discussion.
Here is the comment I replied to:
"I have been digging opinions on alternative #messengers here on #mastodon since a few months. Aside from the qualified technical comments, this is by far the best #appeal
From what I read, #signal is the easiest (why I use it) but somehow has #transparency issues, next cool contenders are #jami (reminds of old #skype days) & #deltachat --> both are decentral
I will add a #jami account to my #profile & start to advertise in my #email #signatures. Do you have further #ideas?"
 
Top 12 #OpenSource #Messengers with #End-to-end #Encryption



What is end-to-end encryption
End-to-end encryption (E2EE) is a secure communication model that is designed to
prevent third party from accessing plain raw messages, as the sender sends an
encrypted message only the intended recipient's device will be able to decrypt
and read it, Which will ensure more user's privacy and better security for the
users data and the messages.
 
Telegram Messenger 5.7 further enhances privacy, improves group and channel features, and has public channels not requiring registration

Always good to see Telegram's excellent options continually being expanded and being more and more useful.

Here's the Play Store changelog:
- Choose who can see your phone number in Privacy & Security settings.
- Add groups to "Always/Never Share" exceptions in privacy settings. Permissions will get updated as users leave and join the groups.
- Enjoy improved design when confirming actions, searching for messages and adding users to groups.
- Connect a discussion group to your channel.
- View any public channel, even without a Telegram account.
- Seamlessly integrate bots with web services.

See https://www.androidpolice.com/2019/06/01/telegram-5-7-further-enhances-privacy-improves-group-and-channel-features-and-more/

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Telegram Messenger 5.7 further enhances privacy, improves group and channel features, and has public channels not requiring registration

Always good to see Telegram's excellent options continually being expanded and being more and more useful.

Here's the Play Store changelog:
- Choose who can see your phone number in Privacy & Security settings.
- Add groups to "Always/Never Share" exceptions in privacy settings. Permissions will get updated as users leave and join the groups.
- Enjoy improved design when confirming actions, searching for messages and adding users to groups.
- Connect a discussion group to your channel.
- View any public channel, even without a Telegram account.
- Seamlessly integrate bots with web services.

See https://www.androidpolice.com/2019/06/01/telegram-5-7-further-enhances-privacy-improves-group-and-channel-features-and-more/

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The Dust Has Been Shaken Off the Feet of God’s Messengers as a Testament Against You, O Churches of Men

7/16/06 From The Lord, Our God and Savior
The #Word of The Lord Spoken to Timothy
For All Those Who Have Ears to Hear

Hear the Word of The Lord, all you insolent children, and give ear, all you desolate houses, for thus says The Lord to those who dwell within the churches of men: Shall you come and stand before Me in your #temples made by #human #hands, and say you are delivered, then go in that selfsame hour and #pollute My name by all you say and do?! Desecration! Blasphemy!
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Why Do We Need So Many Different Messaging Apps? Slack, Signal, Hangouts, Wire, iMessage, Telegram, Facebook Messenger - There is no SINGLE messenger


Sending a message to a friend is now an exercise in mental gymnastics: that one friend doesn’t use iMessage, but will reply if I send a WhatsApp. Another friend has WhatsApp, but never replies there, so I have to use Telegram. Others are available on Signal, SMS, Facebook Messenger and everything else, all at once.

How did we end up in this messaging mess, when everything was so easy before? Why do I have a whole folder of apps called ‘Messaging’ on my home screen just to contact my friends?

There is no easy answer actually but chiefly most of these services want to be walled gardens. Can you just imagine only being able to send e-mail to people on the same service you use? It's unthinkable. There are actually some technical options but the usual excuse from users keeps them stuck in their boxes - "my friends are not there". And no, Facebook's new consolidated messaging service is not the solu... Show more...
 
Why Do We Need So Many Different Messaging Apps? Slack, Signal, Hangouts, Wire, iMessage, Telegram, Facebook Messenger - There is no SINGLE messenger

Sending a message to a friend is now an exercise in mental gymnastics: that one friend doesn’t use iMessage, but will reply if I send a WhatsApp. Another friend has WhatsApp, but never replies there, so I have to use Telegram. Others are available on Signal, SMS, Facebook Messenger and everything else, all at once.

How did we end up in this messaging mess, when everything was so easy before? Why do I have a whole folder of apps called ‘Messaging’ on my home screen just to contact my friends?

There is no easy answer actually but chiefly most of these services want to be walled gardens. Can you just imagine only being able to send e-mail to people on the same service you use? It's unthinkable. There are actually some technical options but the usual excuse from users keeps them stuck in their boxes - "my friends are not there". And no, Facebook's new consolidated messaging service is... Show more...
 
With the more and more frequent usage of mobile phone #messengers (somewhere in the chain) of a request for a #photo (of some name plate or device) I run into problems of tiny (thumbnail sized) photos that do not allow to decipher details. This is a pain in the ass caused by companies that think there users are too #stupid (turn out they are) to decide which resolution of photo they want to send.
 
The Last Trump

2/10/06 From The Lord, Our God and Savior
The Word of The Lord Spoken to Timothy
For All Those Who Have Ears to Hear

I AM COME! [1]Says The Lord. Therefore arise and give answer, O peoples of the #earth! Who is the #face and #image of The #Invisible God?! Who?! It is He I have sent, The One who is and was and is to come! Behold, He shall wait no longer, for the #Day of The Lord is at #hand and the #time #app... Show more...
 

Telegram v5.2 adds global group permissions, undo chat deletion, groups up to 200k members, and more


Way better Group management is a pleasure because if these get messy your life becomes a misery if you manage them. You can tighten groups all the way down to be read-only for followers, or restricting use of stickers, videos, GIFs, etc.

I still love Telegram too for its ease of integration with 3rd party applications like publishing from Home Assistant etc. It does many things that Whatsapp has not thought about yet (like a desktop app that does not need the phone to work).

And whilst some countries want to ban Telegram for not allowing their governments to have a backdoor into their encryption, for some reason Whatsapp is not banned which makes me think about why not...

See https://www.androidpolice.com/2019/01/21/telegram-v5-2-adds-global-group-permissions-undo-chat-deletion-and-more/

#telegram #messengers
 
Telegram v5.2 adds global group permissions, undo chat deletion, groups up to 200k members, and more

Way better Group management is a pleasure because if these get messy your life becomes a misery if you manage them. You can tighten groups all the way down to be read-only for followers, or restricting use of stickers, videos, GIFs, etc.

I still love Telegram too for its ease of integration with 3rd party applications like publishing from Home Assistant etc. It does many things that Whatsapp has not thought about yet (like a desktop app that does not need the phone to work).

And whilst some countries want to ban Telegram for not allowing their governments to have a backdoor into their encryption, for some reason Whatsapp is not banned which makes me think about why not...

See https://www.androidpolice.com/2019/01/21/telegram-v5-2-adds-global-group-permissions-undo-chat-deletion-and-more/

#telegram #messengers
 
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Telegram v5.2 adds global group permissions, undo chat deletion, groups up to 200k members, and more

Way better Group management is a pleasure because if these get messy your life becomes a misery if you manage them. You can tighten groups all the way down to be read-only for followers, or restricting use of stickers, videos, GIFs, etc.

I still love Telegram too for its ease of integration with 3rd party applications like publishing from Home Assistant etc. It does many things that Whatsapp has not thought about yet (like a desktop app that does not need the phone to work).

And whilst some countries want to ban Telegram for not allowing their governments to have a backdoor into their encryption, for some reason Whatsapp is not banned which makes me think about why not...

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#secure #messengers #privacy #encryption #security #signal #wire #wickr #threema #whatsapp
 

5 messaging apps to use when WhatsApp starts showing advertising


WhatsApp is the most popular messaging application in South Africa, but it is also owned by Facebook, a fact that has prompted some users concerned about their privacy to turn to other messaging apps.

There have also been reports that WhatsApp will start showing advertising to users, making it less appealing.

The close relationship between the two platforms and analytical data collected from WhatsApp have alerted many users to potential privacy concerns, and with other apps offering truly private messaging, concerned users have turned to other options for their private conversations.

If your friends are using say three of these networks, not to worry, as most phones will allow you to easily operate multiple messaging platforms simultaneously. In that way you should still stay in contact with everyone. South Africans should also remember they also have Moya Messenger which is zero-rated data within South Africa.

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5 messaging apps to use when WhatsApp starts showing advertising

WhatsApp is the most popular messaging application in South Africa, but it is also owned by Facebook, a fact that has prompted some users concerned about their privacy to turn to other messaging apps.

There have also been reports that WhatsApp will start showing advertising to users, making it less appealing.

The close relationship between the two platforms and analytical data collected from WhatsApp have alerted many users to potential privacy concerns, and with other apps offering truly private messaging, concerned users have turned to other options for their private conversations.

If your friends are using say three of these networks, not to worry, as most phones will allow you to easily operate multiple messaging platforms simultaneously. In that way you should still stay in contact with everyone. South Africans should also remember they also have Moya Messenger which is zero-rated data within South Africa.

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The 6 Best Pidgin Chat Plugins For Linux Users - The most interconnecting messenger out there?


Linux users know that if they want to use a serious IM client, the only choice is Pidgin. It has dozens of features and as a result has become the go-to app for most, even today. One of the strongest features of Pidgin is that it supports plugins. With the plugin aspect of Pidgin IM, users can quickly add (or remove) features they like and improve the overall program experience in their own way. If you’re new to using Pidgin on Linux and interested in plugins, you may not know where to start. That’s why in this article, it's going to go over the best Pidgin chat plugins that Linux users should check out.

See https://www.addictivetips.com/ubuntu-linux-tips/best-pidgin-chat-plugins-for-linux/

#pidgin #messengers
 
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