Are there any public Whisper channels?

Hello, I’m following this basic Whisper tutorial here:

I’m running a bare public Whisper node and subscribing to it a public channel using web3.js, via a
generateSymmetricKey("DEFAULT_CHANNEL"), and a default topic of 0x11223344.

I can message a friend logged into the same node, but when he runs a local node, which also finds its own devp2p peers, and we are both on --rinkeby, we never see each others messages.

Are there other things we can try? Isn’t running a Whisper public chat room as simple as distributing the same channel key and topic to everyone?

Much appreciated, Paul

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Hey Paul - welcome to the discuss forum!

Im not a developer so probably not the best person to answer this question so posted in our discord channel as well. If you want, you can post the question in the #support channel as well and someone may be able to help you out. https://discordapp.com/invite/3Exux7Y

Status recently switched to Waku, (spec here)so not sure if whisper topics are still available in Status (but once again, I could be wrong).

Welcome to discuss status Paul.

Thank you.