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Been using Riot for a couple months. The web app can be a bit sluggish, but I can't think of a single complaint about the mobile app.

My biggest concern at this point is that messages seem delayed sometimes by a few seconds. I don't know if this is an optimization issue, or some deeper problem with Matrix's protocol/distributed nature, but it can be annoying if I'm trying to carry on a real time conversation with someone.

It hasn't affected me too much overall, and I'm optimistic it will eventually be sorted out.

As far as I can tell (and from asking the developers), this is simply caused by the matrix.org servers being overloaded. Other homeservers don't seem to have this issue.

Good to hear. I was hoping that would be the case, and obviously it's not bothering me enough to do more than a cursory google search.

I’ve been running my own homeserver for over a year now. As long as I’m not joined to the “giant” rooms like #matrix:matrix.org and #riot:matrix.org, my user’s messages send instantly. Definitely recommend running your own server if you can manage it

Excellent. I can and will soon. That's actually how I started out, but had some other performance issues. After a bit of googling I realized I'd need to read a bit more before running my own copy of synapse (was also uneasy about the security implications of all the federation stuff and want to make sure my server is hardened enough before I open those ports).

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