Pretty cool: Signal is now using BlurHash (, the image placeholder algorithm I developed, which is also used by Mastodon, and of course Toot!:

@tootapp awesome - so that's a great contribution not only to Mastodon, but to a whole ecosystem. Thanks for your work !

How does #signal "private messenger" have access to the images in order to generate the hash, if it's supposed to be end to end encrypted and so super secure? 🤔🤔

It can ne generated on the client sending side and sent along with the image

@tootapp I'd probably use it for anything I'd need that for. It seems really cool.

@tootapp BlurHash should be put into a client side XMPP extension!

@tootapp I wish I knew what this means, but anyway, congratulations!!

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