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    Movim 0.22.1 is out! FACE WITH PARTY HORN AND PARTY HAT

    Timothée Jaussoin · / Movim · Sunday, 9 July - 13:08 edit · 1 minute

A small #release but with a couple of performances improvements and bug fixes.

Confidentiality settings 🔒

The configuration page was reorganized and all the confidentiality setting are now grouped in one unique section.

The new Confidentiality section

Linked to that, if you choose to keep your profile private, Movim is now completely disabling your public page, blog and links to your profile.



Movim is relying on Ratchet to manage its Websockets. We moved to the fork maintained by Plesk that upgrated and is now maintaining the project. See the related ticket. This upgrade fixes the related code Warnings under PHP 8.2 as well.

Bookmarks 2 🔖

0.22 brought a refactor of the internal XMPP Pubsub related code. This change broke the #Bookmarks management. This version fixes it.

Video-conferencing fixes 📹

Movim has now some basic support of MSID in SDP (what does it means ?). This basically fixes video-conferencing between #Movim and Conversations.

Performances improvements 🚀

Maybe one of the most noticeable changes of this release are the two database related fixes that are bringing important #performances boosts (under certain conditions):

  • Some large chatrooms, with plenty of messages, were taking many seconds to load. This was caused by Movim trying to find the current room subject in the #database before displaying the room panel. The related query was rewritten to reduce considerably its execution time.
  • The unread messages counter database query, that was known to be one of the slowest part of Movim, was also rewritten to divide by 2 its execution time. On top of that a new index was added to boost even more its performances. This should greatly improve the chat conversations and page load time on large accounts.

And finally, some pictures, avatars and icons are now loaded lazily. This means that your phone or browser will not load them before they are actively displayed on your screen. This greatly reduce the server load and page display time.


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    Movim is now on DockerHub PARTY POPPER

    Timothée Jaussoin · / Movim · Monday, 22 May - 22:17

Thanks to the awesome work of two Movim contributors kawaii and kskarthik.

There is a new Github action that automatically build the image and publish it on Docker Hub allowing you to deploy the latest Movim release on your server 😎

Checkout our DockerHub page to get your image!

#docker #dockerhub #movim #container

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    Turn your blog fully public with this new Movim feature!

    Timothée Jaussoin · / Movim · Sunday, 30 April - 12:54 edit

It is now possible to change your #Movim #blog privacy level using a new setting in the Configuration page.

All the Movim blogs used to be restricted to the users following them, now you can give access to your content to everyone visiting it 🥳

Blog privacy setting

You can also know if a blog is restricted or not by visiting it.

Blog visibility

Enjoy this new #feature !

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    Movim 0.21.1 - Whipple

    Timothée Jaussoin · / Movim · Thursday, 13 April - 21:20

A few days after the official 0.21, we are releasing a 0.21.1 containing a few small fixes.

This version fixes an Opcache related issue that was creating trouble with PHP 8.1, see #1183 for more information.

Movim only load the only required PDO database driver configured in the .env configuration file (see #1193).

And finally a few elements were added in the ?infos page to complete the #integration with To add your instance on the website you will need to have, at least, this version of #Movim.

That's all folks !

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    Introducing Join Movim!

    Timothée Jaussoin · / Movim · Monday, 10 April - 12:54 edit

We are happy to introduce Join Movim 🥳

Join Movim banner

Discover and explore all the existing public Movim servers and add yours to expand even more the federated network 🌍 !

An up-to-date Movim instance is required if you want to add yours to the list. The registration process is quite straightforward. The servers list is refreshed each hour.

#Movim #XMPP #federation #join

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    Movim 0.21 - Whipple

    Timothée Jaussoin · / Movim · Wednesday, 29 March - 21:43 · 4 minutes

Movim 0.21, codename Whipple, is finally out!

Party GIF

Let's have a look of all the new and improved things that you can find in this big #release 🥳

Message replies

You can now reply to messages thanks to the implementation of the XEP-0461: Message Replies.

Message replies in action

More and more clients in the XMPP ecosystem supports this feature, including Slidge, new XMPP gateways project that is allowing you to bridge Movim with Telegram, Discord and many others chat platforms.

Push Notifications

Movim now integrates WebPush. Never miss a message, even when Movim is closed. This feature is also working when you install Movim as a Progressive Web App on your Android or iOS device.

Configure your Push Notification from the new panel

Improved account configuration

The configuration panel has been redesigned to be more accessible.

You can now block contacts directly from your Movim instance and manage your block-list from the panel.

Microphones and webcams can also be configured and tested from the Audio & Video configuration tab.

Audio and Video configuration

New emojis

This version brings the support of Unicode 14 and many new emojis that you can use in your messages, posts, replies and reactions.


Movim is following the #Material Design guidelines since 2014. This release is bringing a fresh redesign of the components and animations based on Material 3.

The main menu was reorganized to clarify the navigation and hide the second-level pages in a sub-menu that appears when hovering the account item.

Following this redesign Movim accounts can now set a banner next to their avatars.

A profile with a banner

Share and Send To

The Send To feature, that allows you to send articles to contacts was completed by a Share feature allowing you to share the article in a new publication on your personnal blog on in a Community that you're in. Useful to share things around !

Sharing an article

Audio messages

Movim can now play and record #audio messages.

Record and send audio messages

Gallery Communities

When creating or configuring your Communities you can now set a Community type. The Gallery Community forces the publications to contain at least one image and display them as a grid.

A Gallery Community

This feature is the result of a long clarification and standardization work made on XMPP Pubsub with the pubsub#type attribute, the introduction of a new XEP based on that change called XEP-0472: Pubsub Social Feed and the support of pubsub#type in ejabberd (related ticket).

Performances, memory consumption and stability

A very important work was done to limit the Movim processes memory consumption.

The daemon and subprocesses are now using PHP Opcache to load and share only once lots of files that were previously loaded multiple time during the Movim runtime. PHP modules are also loaded using a predefined whitelist to limit the usage of useless modules in memory.

DotEnv configuration

The old configuration system has been moved to the DotEnv standard. This change merges all the previous configuration (database, daemon and paths) into an unique .env file.

They can also be set using environment variable directly in your Docker Compose, or Web Server (using SetEnvin Apache for example).

The official Movim Docker image was also updated to fit those changes.

Migration from Movim 0.20

If you are planning to upgrade your current Movim instance please follow those few steps:

  1. Copy and rename the .env.example file in .env and complete the few configuration variables in it. They should be the same as the one you set in the previous file and your daemon parameters.
  2. Remove the file
  3. Remove all the daemon.php parameters from your init.d, systemd services or other scripts. The daemon launch command should look this way: $ php daemon.php start.

...and as always, don't forget to run the migrations (php composer.phar movim:migrate) and restart your daemon.

XMPP Pubsub node security and restrictions

Movim 0.21 is not trusting anymore posts, likes and comments that are not containing the explicit identifier (Jabber ID) of the publisher and therefore now rely on this part of the XEP-0060: Pubblish-Subscribe - 12.16 Associating Events and Payloads with the Generating Entity.

All the existing likes and comments might be not counted anymore or seen as "Non trusted" ones. All the new published ones will be configured properly.

Migration from Movim 0.20

On ejabberd

You can update all the existing stored node configuration to force the new default configuration using the following SQL request. You might do a backup of your database before doing such changes:

update pubsub_node_option set val = `publisher` where name = `itemreply` and val = `none`

...and load those changes without restarting ejabberd:

$ ejabberdctl clear-cache

On Prosody

Ensure that you have the expose_publisher = true set in your configuration, see the related documentation.

What's next?

Movim 0.22 should include two big projects.

OMEMO rewrite ?

The cleanup, rewrite and refactoring of the OMEMO support that is quite buggy and not opmized. We are not promising anything on this side, OMEMO is always a complex beast to handle.

Multi-part audio and video-conference feature

The audio and video conferencing features were already introduced a few years ago in Movim. Some preparation work has been done in this 0.21 release to be able merge back the pop-up video-conference window inside the main window for the upcoming release.

The multi-part audio and video-conference feature is also one of the main feature that miss in Movim and is requested quite often by our users. Let's see if Movim 0.22 finally include this long awaited #feature.

Regarding the amount of work that need to be done regarding those features it might be possible that specific funding will be requested for it to free up enough time to work properly on their integration.


A big thanks to the #Movim community that is growing more than ever. You can find us on our main support chatroom

If you find issues or if you want to contribute to the project you can find everything on our Github page.

And if you want to support us, fund the development of new features and help us pay our servers, domains and communication we are actively looking for supporters and sponsors on our Patreon.

That's all folks!

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    Say hello to our official Mastodon account… and new Patreon page!

    Timothée Jaussoin · / Movim · Friday, 18 November, 2022 - 18:19 edit

Mastodon Welcome

Movim is joining the Mastodon network you can follow us on to stay informed of our latest news or you can continue to follow our official blog as well 😋

We also totally refreshed our Patreon page and introduced two new membership levels, Supporter and Sponsor. If you want to help Movim and fund our development do not hesitate to support us there.

We would really like to first cover our monthly expenses (servers, domains…) and if we get enough support be able to fund some new features such as group-videoconferencing 🥰

#Patreon #Mastodon #Sponsor #Support #Movim