Valued delta-team, developer, user,
my person gave the issue of enery-use and possible harmful impacts in a larger, but not so direct visible, scale some thoughts and thought to share them if there are intentions for improvement.
Storage (hard ware), processing, and maintaining of data-storage and traffic.
If using app without the use of deleting messages from server from advice, each mesage is stored 1 time for each user on server. A group of 5 people causes one and same data to be stored on five server. If one manages to make disscussion groups visible via web a sixth time. And a further on each device. Together: 11 times.
This gets multiplied by secoundary, backups each “server” is used to be maintained.
The case where datas would be saved central, like usually messanger are working, as far as seen, would cause 5 times primary store, and only 1 time if no device copy is held. Sure, the only 1 storage place, central, would increase much the traffic amount.
My person thinks that a possibility to make the storage of groups, at least, central, could reduce huge impacts globaly.
It might not be so clear if one does not maintain also “own” email server.
As modern uses, especially in the old world (Asia, Africa, south America…) prefers exchange of sound and pictures, easy made by messanger use, it’s not a small issue, others then if speaking on classical mailing, werde Text is main good.
Use of others energy means use, stress and/or harm of others.