Newsletter: New Staff, New Commands
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Welcome to the latest edition of your pseudo-monthly JMP update!
In case it’s been a while since you checked out JMP, here’s a refresher: JMP lets you send and receive text and picture messages (and calls) through a real phone number right from your computer, tablet, phone, or anything else that has a Jabber client. Among other things, JMP has these features: Your phone number on every device; Multiple phone numbers, one app; Free as in Freedom; Share one number with multiple people.
The JMP team is growing. This month we added root, whom many of you will know from the chatroom. root has been a valuable and helpful member of the community for quite some time, and we are pleased to add them to the team. They will be primarily helping with support and documentation, but also with, let’s face it, everything else.
The account settings bot has a new command for listing recent financial transactions. You can use this command to check on your auto top-ups, recent charges for phone calls, rewards for referrals, etc. There is now also a command for changing your Jabber ID, so if you find yourself in a situation where you are changing for any reason you can do that yourself without waiting for support to do it manually.
This month also saw the release of Cheogram Android 2.10.5-2. This version has numerous bug fixes for crashes and other edge cases and is based on the latest upstream code which includes a security fix, so be sure to update! Support for TOR and extended connection settings has also been fixed, a new darker theme added, and UI tweaks to recognize that messages are often encrypted with TLS.
To learn what’s happening with JMP between newsletters, here are some ways you can find out:
- The chatroom remains the heart of the community. You can also join from your web browser or from Matrix.
- The blog, where you may be reading this. Can also be followed in a client like Movim.
- The Lemmy Community
- The Subreddit
- On Twitter
Thanks for reading and have a wonderful rest of your week!