State of Messaging

Messaging is in a poor state these days.

  • SMS is unencrypted
  • WhatsApp is proprietary software owned by an advertising company
  • Telegram tried to roll their own crypto
  • Signal is completely centralized and could roll out an update breaking their encryption at any moment
  • Jabber doesn’t seem to support E2E group chats and doesn’t have any reliable free providers
  • Email is slowly being replaced by Slack which itself provides no encryption AFAIK
  • Matrix E2E is in beta

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