Frequently Asked Questions

WHY ISN’T RIOT.IM LISTED IN THE SECTION ON MESSENGER ALTERNATIVES?

Switching.social is meant for non-technical people. Riot.im is currently aimed at business people and tech projects.

 

WHY ISN’T WIRE LISTED IN THE SECTION ON MESSENGER ALTERNATIVES?

Switching.social is meant for non-technical people. Wire is currently aimed at business people and tech projects.

 

WHY ISN’T XMPP LISTED IN THE SECTION ON MESSENGER ALTERNATIVES? WHAT ABOUT CONVERSATIONS.IM?

XMPP is sort of listed, Zom uses XMPP.

XMPP as a general standard is tricky as the process for getting started isn’t very user-friendly.

Conversations is a great app and very user-friendly, but it requires people to sign up at an XMPP server separately, and that’s not easy to do. Alternatively, there’s a built-in account option on Conversations, but the free trial ends after 6 months and there’s no clear payment method for renewing it.

 

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