Circles is an upcoming social photo sharing app for iOS and Android designed to give families the functionality they've come to love without demanding they hand over their privacy and data to an oligopoly platform.

Circles aims to combine the security of encrypted messenger apps like Signal with the ease of use and convenience of social networks like Facebook. Circles is built with Matrix, so all data is encrypted from end to end, and anyone can run their own server. We do not sell ads and we do not monetize our users' data. We believe that technology should work for its users -- not the other way around.

If you want to dig into it more, check out the GitLab .