Super duper secure chat.
Is there a specific business reason Feeld wants to build YACA (yet another chat app)?
What about just a super simple Feeld chat (to establish rapport w/a match) and then a "Share Kik Username" button?
Feeld = finding, matching w/kinksters
Kik = messaging
... let Kik's developers worry about end-2-end encryption, video sharing, etc, etc, etc.
Plus, Kik isn't tied to a Facebook account .......
@Mr Deep Curve: Interesting. Are you really sure that KIK are playing nice with your data? It's a free service after all...
@Dimo Trifonov: "[My] data" actually speaks to my point -- I only gave Kik a burner email address when I signed up, so I'm absolutely fine with Kik and "my" data, because Kik doesn't really know who *I* am.
Honestly, if Kik IPOs, needs to monetize, and decides to monitor my conversations for keywords so to advertise products to me, Kik can go ahead (I should see some interesting stuff! 🤣). Sure, I know the technical means exist to correlate my bogus Kik name to my real identity, but let's be honest ... it's a kink conversation, not a plot to blow up the Eiffel Tower ... who's going to spend the effort?
Anyhow, I feel like you kind of latched on to the smaller part of the comment. The far bigger point-to-consider is an honest question -- and that's whether Feeld would be better served spending its limited development budget building a full featured chat app or focusing on its core competencies. My 2-cents: full-featured, secure, anonymous chat is a solved problem.
@Mr Deep Curve: Really interesting point. Feeld's messaging is pretty much a nightmare, we have plans to replace it simply because some people struggle to even share their kik name.
However I completely understand your point with the facebook issue. But things are so connected and complex. If we allow people to sign up with a burner email this will turn Feeld into just another scam/catfish heaven. We are however planning a second login option that is more privacy-friendly than Facebook.
Anyway we are currently focused on creating a smooth experience.
@Dimo Trifonov: for the record, I'm fine with Facebook ... I'm recommending that Feeld chat be kept as basic as possible.
@Dimo Trifonov: well people can signup with a bogus / burner Facebook account and be a catfish anyway. So I dont get your point.