SimpleX Chat v5.4: Link Mobile & Desktop Apps via Quantum-resistant Protocol

SimpleX Chat is a free and open-source messaging platform that has no user identifiers and is private by design. Available on Android, iOS, Linux, Windows and macOS.

SimpleX Chat v5.4: Link Mobile & Desktop Apps via Quantum-resistant Protocol
  • "SimpleX Chat v5.4 is released – now you can link mobile and desktop apps via secure quantum resistant protocol."
  • "This is only possible when both devices are connected to the same local network. To send and receive messages mobile app has to be connected to the Internet."
  • "We improved the protocols for groups, by making joining groups much faster, and also by adding message forwarding."
  • "Previously, you could only create groups with your main profile. This version allows creating groups with incognito profile directly. You will not be able to add your contacts, they can only join via group link."
  • "Calls in SimpleX Chat still require a lot of work to become stable, but this version improved the speed of connecting calls, and they should work for more users."

What's new

  • Link mobile and desktop apps via secure quantum-resistant protocol.
  • Better groups:
    • Faster to join and more reliable.
    • Create groups with incognito profile.
    • Block group members to hide their messages.
    • Prohibit files and media in a group.
  • Better calls:
    • Connect faster and more stable (still far from great).
    • Screen sharing in video calls in desktop app.
  • Other improvements:
    • profile names now allow spaces.
    • when you delete contacts, they are optionally notified.
    • previously used and your own SimpleX links are recognised by the app.
    • many fixes and improvements.
  • You can find the full list of fixed bugs and small improvements in the release notes.

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