@pre Bravo! I left WhatsApp some time ago and (finally) quit Facebook a few months back.
I use Signal, though did recently find that it doesn't handle "large" groups (I couldn't respond to a texting thread with 14 others in), which was frustrating. I just heard about Element (formerly Riot), which is highly regarded for its encryption as well but can also handle large(r?) texting groups. I'll be taking it for a spin shortly.
@reay Element is great, but I think it unlikely to get the kinda group-consensus you need for the schelling-point.
Too many people won't be able to understand the distributed-nature if it. Picking a server. Understanding handles/usernames.
So I just mention Signal in the headline at least. It's good enough and simple enough for my mum.
I've got a Signal chat with about 16 people in it, haven't noticed any issues. There's more expected in that group eventually so hope there's no a hard limit around that number certainly. Haven't hit it yet.
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