January 3, 2021

Why does PGP seem to be unused in chat applications?

PGP seems to be a great tool for a basic encrypted chat application, especially if paired with XMPP. It seems that chat applications prefer to build their own in-house encryption (Signal, Matrix), is there a specific reason as to why? Or is it simply that they wanted specific features in the encryption method that don’t exist in PGP?

Thanks :)

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