registration page on the app

I have used Facebook messenger, Telegram, Signal but for many different reasons, I have tried to move to both Matrix and XMPP based services.

XMPP can be a little tricky, so I made this little video for a family member showing how you would setup a new account in Monal.

Video showing how to install Monal and setup an account on

And once you are all set up – contact me on XMPP.

Reasons to use XMPP:

  • It is platform independent so you can use any XMPP app on Windows, Mac, Android, iOS, Linux etc
  • It is federated so you do not have to be on the same server to chat to your friends/family
  • It is generally not used by terrorists or fascists to promote their philosophy
  • It has end to end encryption


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By Matthew Guy

An Englishman in New Scotland. My main social networking account is my Mastodon Follow my posts from any Fediverse enabled site or through the RSS feed