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I want to try out XMPP but I'm not sure which server to use, whether I trust myself to host it myself, and can my parents use it without resorting back to Signal.

On clients, for Android i know of Conversations, but the "paid on Play, free on F-Droid" part kinda worries me as my parents don't have F-Droid and I don't think they'd want to pay for a chat app.

For iOS I have no idea, and I'd definitely need an iOS client if I need to use XMPP for my family. Any advice?
#BlabberIM, #Quicksy -- both stem from #Conversations, free in PlagStore (warning, Quicksy tries to emulate contact discovery by phone number, so it asks for one). A bit forgotten nowadays, but quite feature-complete is #aTalk.
For iOS... the only iOS person I know is my 80+ aunt, who uses only iMessage, so no first-hand experience here; I've heard good things about @Monal.im 🤐mpp: and Siskin.
There are (were?) some general iOS problems with keeping app/connection alive, but I don't remeber details nor know if it's still the case.
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