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Sarah Jamie Lewis
+ Your AuthorsArchive @SarahJamieLewis Executive Director @OpenPriv. Cryptography and Privacy Researcher. @cwtch_im icyt7rvdsdci42h6si2ibtwucdmjrlcb2ezkecuagtquiiflbkxf2cqd Oct. 01, 2021 1 min read

Cwtch Beta 1.3 is out!

I'm very excited about the file sharing experiment. We plan for it to be a foundational layer for so many other features and experiments.

Please help us test it out!

We are being deliberate about file sharing. As critical a feature as it is there are also many risks in a metadata resistant setting.

For now you will have to explicitly opt-in to enabling file sharing, and Cwtch will not attempt to open any received files.

For more information on the File Sharing experiment you should check out the FAQ by @errorinn in this weeks Discreet Log

 https://openprivacy.ca/discreet-log/17-filesharing-faq/ 

Aside from inline images and audio overlays - file sharing opens up some higher level protocol options for us (e.g. larger messages, group-hosted messages, content-addressable messages) which I am excited to start experimenting with.

Incredibly proud of how this release came together. File sharing went from design to implementation across 4-different platforms in a single month.

And I think it speaks to how far our little non-profit team has come.

Please consider supporting us:  https://openprivacy.ca/donate/ 


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