I want to setup a matrix instance to help increase friends and family’s privacy. Is there much value in creating my own instance?

I’m a beginner to linux and coding, but am good at following the steps on a video tutorial.

Alternatively i could get everyone to sign up on a preexisting instance + download the element app.

Thanks for sharing your opinions !

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        “too much choice” issues XMPP has

        My one prosody server has 3 different type of clients (including iOS and android), all sending fully end to end encrypted text, video, audio to each-other. Works very well.

        In my opinion the “too much choice” is not an issue with XMPP. Remember we want to stay federated/decentralized. Choice is good.

        The real issue is people opting for convenience while sacrificing privacy. Most people avoid investing the time it takes to figure out XMPP, even if it’s just setting up a client on a preexisting server.

        I even saw that my server can talk to other XMPP servers. So technically, my family could receive messages from other users on different servers.

        Snikket: The thing about Snikket is, just like matrix, they get funding from shady sources.

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