@Eelcom This is an issue if you wish to move from one messaging platform to another. And now its messengers, but the same goes for social networks, pubs, sporting clubs etc etc. It is a fact of live if I think about it.
🤔 While I would l just love to have my family on a self-hosted chat solution, they are currently all on Signal. This said, when it comes to Matrix or XMPP, there are already existing communities and individuals so I can reach out to have a running start.
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