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My dream is to use only one foss and decentralized messenger for everything. With @matrix this seems possible now.
I'm currently chatting with people on:





and I'm using only FluffyChat. Not everything is working 100% fine and there is still a lot of work to do. That's why I'm still using Telegram on my phone too.

What I would like to have:
-WhatsApp bridge without the need of an extra device
-XMPP&Telegram direct chats
-SMS bridge

@krille :D bifrost should support XMPP DMs, both ways, both from MUCs and directly.

@matrix Cool I thought only MUC's are working yet. I need to test this, thank you :)

@krille @matrix Telegram direct Chats do work when using mautrix-bridge-telegram, so that shouldn't be a problem.

@krille @matrix i am looking into the whatsapp bridge right now. How hard is it to set up?

@krille
At the bottom there's a link to VM setup, you can use that to run WhatsApp in a VM, which should alleviate the need for an extra device.
@JayVii_de @matrix

@mvgorcum @JayVii_de @matrix But then you need an extra server. I only have a raspberry pi. Is a VM there possible too?

@krille @mvgorcum @matrix well, I suppose something like anbox, shashlik or the new (suposedly higer performant) spurv project could work as well in order to emulate an android environment and/or run android-apps on lower performant hardware like a pi

That *should* be usable by the whatsapp-matrix-bridge too, no?

@krille
The VM can of course run on the same server that hosts the bridge and/or synapse, but I don't know of a raspberry pi can run the android VM.
@JayVii_de @matrix

@mvgorcum @krille @JayVii_de @matrix Has anyone setup the VM? Does it work well enough that I could set it up for non-tech folks?

@hrthu @mvgorcum @krille @JayVii_de n.b. you don’t need the VM if you already have WA on an existing device. the bridge is very easy to run, fwiw

@matrix @mvgorcum @krille @JayVii_de Right. I was hoping to remove the WhatsApp app. Even though it's locked down, who knows what it shares w/ FB. Having it on a VM on some random VPS seems an improvement. The VM has been on my to-do, just haven't gotten around to it, so I was wondering if anyone actually was using it.

@krille @matrix Telegram direct chats work, but you need to be using a puppeting bridge (where you log into your tg account on the bridge and it acts as just another device connected to your tg account). I'm running it on my homeserver, as it (by necessity) has full access to all my tg messages.

The SMS bridge exists in the form of SMSMatrix, on fdroid. I've not used it, though.

@RAOF @matrix
Thanks :) puppeting bridges are a good thing for now but I hope they will become obsolet in the future.

I've also seen the SMSMatrix :) But thats only working on Android I guess?

@krille @matrix Telegram private chats do work, although not when using telegram "secret chat" (E2E) feature. I am bridging with gothub.com/tulir/mautrix-telegram. As for SMS: there exists a bridge somewhere, I think...

@krille @matrix For SMS (and MMS), you could use JMP.chat as an XMPP frontend, then use the XMPP bridge to get it into Matrix.

@debacle @krille @matrix Are you using it with the XMPP bridge? That's really cool, if so. I might have to try getting that together.

@krille is the whatsapp matrix bridge fine? I want to know if it's worth switching to using matrix instead of the whatsapp client on my phone

@xinayder You will still need an android phone or iPhone with WhatsApp for the bridge but for me it seems to work fine.

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