I've been using Riot.im for a few weeks, both the web and the mobile client, and...
...it's a pretty damn solid experience! Finally a well-designed, secure, free as in freedom IM that doesn't suck.
Could you all, you know, ditch Slack, IRC, WhatsApp, Telegram and Discord and move to Matrix? Onegai-shimasu 🙏
Pretty sure Riot is planning on changing their name soon. I've got a few of my technology-oriented friends on riot, but I'm waiting until they change their name to try to get my whole friendgroup to switch so as to not confuse my non technology-oriented friends.
AFAIK they haven't announced a new name yet. They made a pre-announcment as a warning that they would be making the change soon, and so it wouldn't be a surprise when they announce a new name.
@theMannyWillNotBeTelevised Well, admittedly, I now have 5 clients all called "riot.im/app (Chrome, Linux)", and there's one which needs to be verified, but I can't figure out which one it was 😅
@codewiz yeah it's very good and getting better! we use it for our internal communication for Plausible!
I've been on matrix the past year. My experience is different. It's 'usable' encryption is too complicated, there are huge problems in big rooms. Better to have an account on a smaller server rather than joining matrix.org. Sometimes sending a message is very slow.
But it's usable.
@codewiz Riot is okay, but I find it still has some of the inconsistency and cobbled-together feeling of some proprietary software :<
it's worked as my primary communication app for more than a year, though
@tskaalgard That's *the* problem with all new social and communication platforms.
Driving user adoption takes more than just having good code and good infrastructure. You also need a huge marketing budget to make sure your product is visible in the news, and also hire a bunch of designers to make it *look* professional for enterprise decision makers.
But it seems Element (aka Riot) has this covered. Just look at their website and tell me if it's not enterprise ready 😉
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