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Introducing Threema Libre for Android!

🚫 No Google services to begin with
📖 All components are open source
📲 Exclusively available via @fdroidorg

threema.ch/bp/threema-libre

@threemaapp Now I need a extra license from the Threema shop beside the Google license.
Nice move! ;)

Just kidding.
Great news.

@Duke64 @threemaapp

I buy my licence from threema shop. I don't need a new licence. Works fine for me...

@threemaapp That's great! 👍

Is it planned to get Threema Libre into the official F-Droid Repo? Or is that not possible because of the license check?

@fdroidorg

@hbenjamin No, that’s not planned for various reasons, e.g., we prefer adding a cryptographic signature to the Threema app ourselves. ^pr

@threemaapp is there a plan to do the same with Threema Work? Threema Work Libre?
@fdroidorg

@angry No, there are no plans to make the Threema Work app available via F-Droid. ^pr

@threemaapp @fdroidorg

So a former purchase at the google playstore won't give me this version of Threema?

@fabyk @fdroidorg Exactly. We have no access to Google’s customer data, so you’d have to purchase a Threema Shop licence to get Threema Libre, see threema.ch/en/faq/libre_instal ^ra

@threemaapp
OK, I got it, :)

I have set up the account by importing my previously saved ID.

So what about the groups I had defined in the old Threema app?
Should I re-define them in Threema Libre now, or would it be wise to somehow (if yes, then: how?) transfer them from the old app to the new app?

I had just two groups, so my question is not about avoiding work, but just about the 'right' way how to do it. :)

@threemaapp
Additional question: While Threema Libre was successful in importing my contacts (by accessing the Contacts of my phone) all of these now do NOT show any of the old messages that were previously exchanged using the old app.

I suppose, that's just normal and no way to import them?

@threemaapp
Yes, thanks for the hint.
I did you already, since @FestplattenSchnitzel told me the way. :)

All is working fine, my contacts, my groups and the exchanged messages are in the new app now.

So may I safely de-install the old Threema app, and use Threema Libre exclusively from now on?

Or might there be a reason to keep both of them on my phone?

@lienrag Threema Libre is a Threema version for Android free from Google dependencies, see threema.ch/en/faq/libre_info ^ra

@threemaapp
Clarification: it's available from the Threema own F-Droid repo, not the native official one.
@fdroidorg

@threemaapp @fdroidorg I'm I the only one who suddenly can't send emojies anymore with the new #threemalibre?

@maximpistos @fdroidorg For licensing reasons, the emojis used in the regular Threema version are not present in Threema Libre. Please resort to an external keyboard / emoji picker for the time being. We might provide a more elegant solution in the future. ^ra

@threemaapp @fdroidorg
🇬🇧
Touché! Once again a step in the right direction! 👏
This is why I love people / messangers, who make stuff like this!
I hope, that the Multi-Device-Compatability is also coming soon!

🇩🇪
Touché! Wieder einmal ein Schritt in die richtige Richtung! 👏
Das ist der Grund, warum ich Leute / Messanger liebe, die solche Sachen machen!
Ich hoffe, dass die Multi-Device-Kompatibilität auch bald kommt!

@threemaapp Can you please mention an official migration path on that link? I guess it's possible to import a "full backup" made with the Shop/G variant to libre, but it's not 100% clear. Would be nice if you could state something like "To switch over, simply import a backup made with the Shop/Google variant" next to the paragraph mentioning you can run all 3 in parallel 😉

@IzzyOnDroid Thanks for your comment. We’ve now included it in the FAQ: If you would like to switch to Threema Libre from the Play Store or the Threema Shop version, please create a data backup in the current Threema version, and restore it in Threema Libre, see threema.ch/en/faq/data_backup ^ra

@IzzyOnDroid @threemaapp Cool.
I didn't know about this workaround to use Threema with different phone numbers on a single device.

@threemaapp
It's just the Code of the Client who's all open, not the Server side...🙄
@fdroidorg

@threemaapp @fdroidorg Backup gemacht. Installiert. Lizenz gekauft. Backup installiert. Funktioniert.
Danke für diesen Schritt zu Opensource!

@p1xelgesicht

The same with me and many others. Will probably be a general problem.

@threemaapp

@snip @p1xelgesicht For licensing reasons, the emojis used in the regular Threema version are not present in Threema Libre. Please resort to an external keyboard / emoji picker for the time being. We might provide a more elegant solution in the future. ^ra

@threemaapp @fdroidorg
Sehr cool! Bisher schon die Version aus dem Shop genutzt und nun direkt umgestellt.
Zeitpunkt ist auch perfekt, bin erst am Wochenende auf grapheneos umgestiegen.

@threemaapp @fdroidorg I migrated from the Threema shop version to the Libre version successfully. I have no desire to use Threema Push and do not want to disable battery optimizations. I keep getting bothered by the popups. How do I stop them?
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