This is about installing, setting up and using the XMPP messenger Monal. Monal offers the possibility to use a Jabber (XMPP) chat account on Apple devices. Like many other clients, Monal is developed as open source software by volunteers and the project can be supported with donations or development contracts. Monal is available for both iOS and MacOS. At least iOS12 is required for smartphones.
The installation is carried out via the Apple App Store (external)
Recommendations for users: https://github.com/monal-im/monal/wiki/Considerations-for-XMPP-users (external) Recommendations for server administrators: monal-im (external)
Editing the last message for spelling corrections is possible as follows:
-> Simply swipe the message to the left to access the corresponding menu.
The Chinese Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) has demanded that the CallKit functionality be deactivated in all apps available in the Chinese App Store. Therefore, telephony is not activated in Monal in China.
Since Monal uses localization to check whether the phone icon is displayed or not for legally compliant use, according to user reports, the call icon can be displayed in Monal by simply switching the region in iOS.
If you want to help with further development and troubleshooting, you can activate a hidden option to access the log files required for this: In the settings menu > 16, tap the version number of the app once so that the menu item “Settings / Debug” becomes visible.
Detailed instructions: https://github.com/monal-im/Monal/wiki/Introduction-to-Monal-Logging (external; English)
Answers to the above questions can be found in the “FAQ” (external).
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A comparison of different Apple clients can be found >> here <<.