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
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.
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