This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://neat.tube/w/ajhr3qPdkfSNXC7EmQ8Me9
that’s really sad now I wish signal to remove the phone number requirements for communication later
If I remember correctly, there is work being done on signal usernames but there’s no ETA yet.
This is another reminder as to why self hostable software is really powerful.
Aww… Such a cute kitty. I mean, yeah it is unfortunate. But as mentioned in the video there are alternative instances.
I hope Jitsi will add SSO for Simplelogin.io .
Yeah I could just wait for the user name support
You can use community hosted instances without authentication.
one can understand why this is happening when the official instance is home to so much abuse :c
It’s worth mentioning phone numbers might still be used with signal (though this might be a good thing as it allows people to easily move from whatsapp)
More private messengers like session, briar and XMPP do exist, but it looks like signal is meant for people you know IRL, who probably already have your phone number. It’s not really designed for anonymity.
but why facetime is an option even though it’s only for apple devices
iirc facetime works on web as well now