Improve OTR user experience
On https://tails.boum.org/doc/anonymous_internet/pidgin/index.en.html there are two things which are not mentioned neither in the Tails documentation nor in the external doc at security in a box.
1. OTR is not activated by default nor forced.
I think it is worth mentioning this as users tend to think that with Tails they are secure without needing to configure anything.
In Tails the “Private/Unverified” buttons are missing/deactivated. This distinguishes use of Pidgin/OTR in Tails from use on another system and unfortunately also from the documentation at securityinabox.
So, 2. We should mention how to activate OTR on a conversation in Tails (use the menu) or eventually reintroduce that button area that will at least give some visual feedback to the user, green for private, grey for unverified, red for not private.
I understand that this has been deactivated because it might be confusing. But having no feedback at all seems even less appealing to me i have to say.
What do you think?