I feel like that many a times. Lot of comments below are helpful and have worked for me.
I don’t know about this being missed opportunity… Getting my 18 friends over to Signal has been an uphill battle…Am talking grown ass middle aged men of diverse ethnic mix here… It sure as hell would not have happened if I asked them to move to anything else and trust me I know this because I have tried this ever since whatsapp was acquired by FB. But it was only now I could make it happen… So not a missed opportunity in my world eh!!
Signal is great for those who are privacy conscious and mediocre for those security conscious. For majority of users though security isn’t as big a concern (we aren’t planning a revolution or resistance) as privacy is and on that basis alone move to signal is a win for good guys in my book.
Thats not right actually. Signal does not have any such restriction on chatting with international users. I have contacts far and wide in different continents and can chat with every one of them so long as they are on Signal too. If they aren’t then it sends normal SMS which will cost money ofcourse but thats a feature not a bug.
Don’t get me wrong, I use whatsapp, telegram, signal, conversations (XMPP), Delta chat and Element (matrix) and with no bias as each platform has its own strength.
Which do I prefer - perhaps Delta chat is the one I like the most for its simple premise and least barrier to entry but people are stuck in their ways so i decide accordingly which profile i use on which platform to minimise my risk of exposure.
In terms of the community you have created, i may skip it not becquse I dont like the idea but because i dont have a profile compatibility between this one and one on telegram - i can’t be certain but that could be a case for quite a few users here.
Nice share… though p2p.chat is now not maintained and the github repo recommends using jitsi instead.