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Add possibility to add new XMPP contacts

asked 2013-12-28 15:48:50 +0300

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updated 2014-06-01 22:27:33 +0300

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AFAIK it isn't possible yet to add new XMPP contacts via their XMPP ID in the people or messages app. This is a very important feature, e.g. if you're around somewhere and want to add someone as a contact.

We also need the possibility to confirm or decline ingoing contact requests, which are necessary for other people adding us to their contact list. Having to use a desktop client doesn't only suck but is also ashaming for a phone promising real XMPP support.

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Also important for people who just want to get started with XMPP. I have spent a lot of time trying to figure out how XMPP works on my Jolla, only after asking in here I found out that I need another client to actually get into touch via XMPP. This was by far the worst user experience I've had (so far) on this otherwise great product...

tokaru ( 2014-02-25 22:57:55 +0300 )edit

Right now the xmpp situation is very limited, yes, and I can only expect it to improve. A related question is about multiuser chat (MUC).

vattuvarg ( 2014-03-16 17:53:09 +0300 )edit

Have we ever gotten an official answer on this topic anywhere?

I suppose that since Telepathy can handle all of this, the only thing that is missing is to expose this in the UI (e.g. by adding XMPP addresses just like phone numbers etc. are added in the contact details). Am I missing something that makes this a lot harder than it seems to me?

Kevin ( 2014-11-20 13:40:43 +0300 )edit

My guess is that the priority is with the big commercial chat protocols. ...which truly is a pity.

vattuvarg ( 2014-11-20 15:12:53 +0300 )edit

I can't remeber a "big" chat protocol to be added recently. But with Mitäkuuluu, we lost probably the most important one and now we don't have any serious alternative.

I wish Jolla would just open-source the components for which they don't have the resources to drive development themselves.

Kevin ( 2014-11-20 17:51:08 +0300 )edit

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answered 2017-02-10 19:59:57 +0300

Solution is round the corner: https://openrepos.net/content/feathersmcgraw/pingyou

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That's my app :) and yes, it should be able to do all of the things requested by OP.

Unfortunately, it's not useful for anything else at the moment, but this was one of the most annoying missing features from Jolla's XMPP support, so I implemented it first.

Feathers_McGraw ( 2017-02-10 20:51:47 +0300 )edit

answered 2019-08-03 15:25:50 +0300

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updated 2019-08-03 15:26:27 +0300

I'm using Shmoose which is a native XMPP client to add XMPP contacts, then in Contacts app link the created XMPP contact to an existing contact to add the XMPP field.

Then I'm using Conversations to enjoy Omemo encryption. I would like to get a native app supporting Omemo and a direct insertion of XMPP address to a contact.

This works with 3.1.0

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