Add a mini Moments in deltachat?

Since DeltaChat can send profile pictures and nicknames to contacts, can it send more content as well? For example, I want to share photos, text, etc., just like a mini Twitter, sharing things that I am willing to share but do not want to send directly to someone. Clicking on a user’s avatar would allow you to see this content. Alternatively, there could be a dedicated page where you can browse all contacts’ ‘moments’. Just like the dissemination of avatars, these contents do not require high real-time performance, and users can choose whether a particular contact has permission to view these contents.

You could create a broadcast list for this purpose. This is a kind of channel.
Unfortunately, this feature is still experimental and the messages are not encrypted.
It is possible to activate disappearing messages for your broadcast list. This means that it can be used in a similar way to the status feature in WhatsApp.

I get what you’re saying; broadcasting still appears as actively sending messages with the recipients passively receiving them.
Once someone receives a direct message from me, they probably have to check it and think about whether to reply, which I call the burden of interpersonal relations. :rofl:
In contrast, my envisioned ‘moments’ place the control in the hands of my contacts. If they want to access my shared content, they can view it by clicking on my avatar; if they don’t, they won’t get any direct messages.
It doesn’t matter if they look at it or not, there’s no need to consider replying.
When I want to share non-urgent information without imposing such a burden on others, I believe ‘moments’ are a great option. :smile:

For reference, a webxdc app for this was discussed

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If it bothers someone, they could mute the broadcast list.

Another option is to outsource broadcast lists (channels) to a shared account. Every contact can access this account via DC backup. Then everyone interested creates a broadcast list in their normal account, activates disappearing messages and sends them to the shared mailbox.
This account can now be used like the status tab in WhatsApp. To visually separate this “status account” from the others, the WhatsApp status icon could be used as an avatar. If a user no longer wants to see notifications for this “status messages”, they could simply mute the account.
The lack of encryption is of course a problem and there is a risk that unwanted people can access the account via backup. Nevertheless, the status function of Whatsapp can be replicated quite well in this way.

It seems like this is similar to the DeltaFans group I joined yesterday, though presented differently, it’s also a very interesting approach, quite impressive! 666

So many members? :thinking: