Hi,

I’m searching for an “noob-proof” matrix messenger that is supposed to replace WhatsApp.

It should have E2EE enabled by default and a backup/restore function for contacts, chats and settings (preferably local backup, but nextcloud would be fine aswell).

It would be nice if you could also mention matrix clients that work on iOS, Linux and Windows as well (if there are any), since not all of my contacts use android or are always reachable per phone.

Happy to hear your recommendations and experiences.

Thank you!

  • @testingthis@lemmy.ml
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    02 years ago

    Even if it’s easy to use, still have to convince them to install something new… You already know that part will be possible?

    • @schmidt_fu@lemmy.ml
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      02 years ago

      Installing something new has been possible with Threema (for some) and Signal (for some others). But it has to absolutely nail down usability! Users leave an app they don’t understand in an instant. And TBH it starts with the Service, the Home Server and the App having 3 distinct names. Imagine this to be necessary for people using Whatsapp (app, server, protocol) or Telegram (app, server, protocol). When we really want to increase usage, we have to get better at marketing!