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We are coming out of pandemic retreats Real Soon Now (tm), bringing lots and lots of good release news ... meanwhile please all stay well and don't forget to retreat from all the digital things and enjoy the outsides :)

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@weirdwriter I am working with the @delta team to make Delta more acessible, especially on the desktop. The iOS app is great, I don't know about the Android app since I don't use Android, but the desktop app has some challenges. If you look through recent issues there, you'll find mine.

We are living already in the future. Or which other projects have their production apps on all platforms based on @rustlang@twitter.com ? Likely, 2021is the year for us to reap and give back visible benefits. What many don't realize: Rust fundamentally eases *loose collaboration*.

The silence you are hearing here is because we are gathering to prepare for new releases and features on all platforms, tackling some long standing issuses and feature requests. And some of us are currently isolated far out and enjoying an in-person corona-respecting gathering :)

Some interesting thoughts on messengers leading up to "Our preference for a decentralised system, with a focus on security aspects, led us to opt for messaging apps such as DeltaChat, which works with our email account to exchange encrypted messages ..."

RT @nicfab@twitter.com

Some thoughts ...
Consciously looking at messaging apps: when users want broad freedom and full control over their data
@delta_chat@twitter.com worth mentioning
nicfab.it/consciously-looking-

🐦🔗: twitter.com/nicfab/status/1369

We are less faceless now! Thankfully @accessnow@twitter.com intervened with Facebook on our behalf and managed to lift the three month blockade on mentioning our websites (URLs). Note that our our complete hosting can be down without a single Delta Chat user using connectivity. Relax :)

We are very happy that Marco is is helping us with accessibility issues lately.

RT @MarcoZehe@twitter.com

heute Morgen hat sich die Katze den Platz auf meinem Schoß erobert.

🐦🔗: twitter.com/MarcoZehe/status/1

e-mail is a nearby-technology with planetary-scale connectivity, in a *socially* decentered way. Hold together by bubblegum and sticks. There is no project in sight that could "replace e-mail" (tm). We suggest to embrace and amend. Yes, it's a mess but it's also fun :)

Contrary to virtually all other messaging efforts we are engaging in a weird past-reality branching operation. Instead of moving forward we head back to past stages of techno-social development. And then we branch off to different realities aka: futures how we want them. Plurals.

Outlook/hotmail.com have been a bit out there on Mars, measured by more earthly e-mail standards. We just landed a PR that will bring users from these martian servers into Delta Chat orbit, to be released soon (tm). Congrats with all the landings today! :) github.com/deltachat/deltachat

Note that we consider us to just begin to get rolling and are still evolving the Rust/JS/Java/Swift/Python coding, translations, testing etc. We are aware of several shortcomings and are trying to address them. Any help welcome! github.com/deltachat or support.delta.chat

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Last month 32K installs happened through Google Play, another 70K installs from other counting stores plus many uncounted ones from F-Droid and direct apk downloads ... OMG, our servers are choking!1!! Just joking ... there are no Delta chat servers, and there is no spoon :)

RT @delta_chat@twitter.com

To be clear, we welcome these other efforts and startups. They all contribute to a lively e-mail ecosystem. It didn't all end with GMail :) There is a wild variety and diversity around e-mail. But please press for interoperability to avoid lock-in schemes and sustain competition!

🐦🔗: twitter.com/delta_chat/status/

To be clear, we welcome these other efforts and startups. They all contribute to a lively e-mail ecosystem. It didn't all end with GMail :) There is a wild variety and diversity around e-mail. But please press for interoperability to avoid lock-in schemes and sustain competition!

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Each of @heyhey@twitter.com @ProtonMail@twitter.com @TutanotaTeam@twitter.com @SpikeNowHQ@twitter.com come with their own apps *and* servers. By contrast, Delta Chat apps use the e-mail server of *your* choice and have provider-independent e2e-encryption through autocrypt.org - implemented also by other e-mail apps.

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I've been experimenting with @delta using a temp address. I'm impressed with the UX and and the unique way it resists censorship.

Je nützlicher Delta Chat als e-mail app wird (und wir verbessern das gerade stark) um so besser läßt sich die Zeit überbrücken, bis auch andere aus dem Kontaktkreis sich das mal installieren.

Cuba just suffered widescale internet outages for a few hours (seems to come back now), and Facebook/WA and other services were unreachable. However, folks could continue to use Delta Chat -- we know from some of our user feedback chats. Resilience does matter.

RT @vinifortuna@twitter.com

Internet in is down, starting at 12:05pm Cuba time.

From @caida_ioda@twitter.com:
ioda.caida.org/ioda/dashboard#

🐦🔗: twitter.com/vinifortuna/status

Since end 2020 @Facebook@twitter.com banned linking in FB posts to delta.chat stating "violation of community standards". Multiple people filed complaints but nothing happened, no responses, no explanations, nothing. Please help (RT/like or comment how to proceed). Thanks!

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