Snikket is a new XMPP/Jabber-based decentralised FOSS messenger service. You can follow at:

➡️ @snikket_im

The official website is

It aims to make XMPP into a more viable alternative to Whatsapp etc by providing consistency in design and terminology.

(It's sort of how Mastodon made ActivityPub more mainstream, by using consistency to make it clear the instances are part of one network.)


By the way, Snikket is run by @mattj who also founded the Prosody project.

@FediFollows Thanks for helping spread the word about Snikket, and the perfect summary of the project 🙂

We have several exciting announcements planned in the coming weeks! Between the recent progress on the project and #WhatsApp's crazy announcement, it feels like the time is right for a big shift in how people think about communication.

Every new group of people self-hosting their own mini messaging service is a win for the internet and online privacy. Exciting times!



Yeah, this feels like Whatsapp's own "Cambridge Analytica" moment, there are definitely more people looking for alternatives.

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