How will you message with your friends and family with the Librem 5?
On release the Librem 5 will offer SMS/XMPP. Telegram should work with an addon in chatty (Telegram on the Librem 5). Matrix will probably be available with fractal that has been adapted to the L5.
At first I thought riot/matrix could be a solution. Especially with the launch of the Librem one bundle. Unfortunately, it is not usable for me for 1 to 1 chats. There are too many bugs/drawbacks: Can’t start new conversations occasionally, can’t find people, notifications are bad etc.
I stopped using Whats App around two years ago and switched to Signal. It was already a long and painful process to get my main contacts to switch to it. None would use riot/matrix in the current state.
At the moment my only hope is to be able to use the web version of Signal.
Also I don’t really see the upside of matrix compared to Signal for 1 to 1 conversations. I won’t be hosting my own instance meaning that the meta data will be on a stranger’s server - same as in Signal’s case.