Chat FAQ

 

Where can I chat you?

I’ve created a list of some of the services I’m available on here.

What is Matrix?

Matrix is an open network for secure, decentralized communication.  To learn more about Matrix and how it works visit https://matrix.org.

What is Riot.im?

Riot.im is a feature rich web, desktop, and mobile client built on the Matrix network.  Find out more and download the app visit https://riot.im.

What is Wire Messenger?

Wire is an end to end encrypted messaging app available for Android, iOS, and desktops.  It’s aimed and priced for business use but is available for personal use free of charge.  See https://wire.com for details.

What is Telegram?

Telegram is a cloud-based mobile and desktop messaging app with a focus on security and speed.  It’s not end to end encrypted by default but does offer that feature using secret chats.  You can check it out at https://telegram.org.

What is Signal?

Signal is another end to end encrypted messaging app which relies on your mobile number rather than a registered user name or email account.  Go to https://signal.org for more information.

Why not SMS?

SMS has been around for a long time and for the most part works on pretty much any cellular device available today.  But it’s also very limited so my preference is to use a modern messaging platform.

What about Facebook Messenger or WhatsApp?

Uh yeah no thanks.  I prefer to keep away from anything owned and operated by that company.  I highly recommend others do as well.

Why not just use iMessage?

Apple, meh…