I want to stop using WhatsApp because I fuckin hate it. Does anyone use XMPP regularly? It allows encryption so I was considering it.

The consideration is whether I will have to self host it or I can use some publicly hosted instances (like how there are open Matrix instances). Also whether it has support for desktop clients that run natively on Loonix without electron.

Please share your thoughts if you have experience. Feel free to suggest other alternatives too. I won’t mind that.

  • @MattJ@lemmy.ml
    12 years ago

    Adium or Pidgin

    These are not generally good recommendations for XMPP desktop clients these days. Both have have experienced slow/inactive development in recent years, and don’t support modern XMPP features such as end-to-end encryption and multi-device synchronization. Pidgin is showing interest in catching up again, but I’ve no idea about plans for Adium’s future.

    Good clients to recommend these days: Gajim or Dino (both Linux / Windows) or Beagle (MacOS). There are also web clients such as Movim.