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
@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 :)
@JayVii_de @matrix https://github.com/tulir/mautrix-whatsapp/wiki/Bridge-setup here is a tutorial for it.
@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?
@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.
@hrthu @mvgorcum @krille @JayVii_de I think they are - https://matrix.org/docs/guides/whatsapp-bridging-mautrix-whatsapp seems to have had quite a lot of people following 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.
@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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