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Oct 11, 2021   |  By Danielle Kirkwood
Hiya folks! We’re pleased to announce that our latest release includes the ability to export chat from all Rooms and DMs on Element Web and Desktop - with huge thanks to Jaiwanth Vemula from IIT Kharagpur University, who single-handedly built the whole feature as his Google Summer Of Code contribution this year! The ability to export is one of our most up-voted features ever; we’re incredibly excited that it’s here.
Oct 6, 2021   |  By Steve Loynes
EMS, Element’s Matrix hosting platform, has launched a fully managed Signal Bridging service (based on Matrix community contributor Tulir's open source mautrix-signal bridge) to help enterprises address all sorts of issues around the use of Signal in the workplace. The fully managed Signal Bridging service allows EMS customers to.
Sep 27, 2021   |  By Nad Chishtie
Over the past few months, thousands of people have been using the Spaces beta to better organise conversations. To recap, Spaces rethink grouping rooms and people, fundamentally improving Element & Matrix to better group conversations instead of viewing all rooms all of the time. They come in three main flavours: Today, we’re incredibly excited to announce that Spaces are officially out of beta!
Sep 9, 2021   |  By Steve Loynes
WhatsApp usage within the workplace is bad for all sorts of reasons, yet we all know it’s endemic. The solution is to introduce an enterprise-grade alternative, like Element. But weaning people off their WhatsApp habit is hard; for many frontline workers and contractors it’s become the default, and it’s often an off-the-record comms shortcut for senior management.
Aug 16, 2021   |  By Matthew Hodgson
Hi all, We’re incredibly excited to release major new versions of Element across all three platforms, introducing Voice Messages at last as a first class citizen! Element Web/Desktop 1.8, Element iOS 1.5 and Element Android 1.2 are here today (today-ish, depending on time zones and platforms), fulfilling all your voice messaging fantasies. Grab it whilst it's hot!
Jul 27, 2021   |  By Amandine Le Pape
The world has truly woken up to the age of decentralised communication. The US congress is releasing the ACCESS Act bill to enforce interoperability and data portability between platforms; the EU is pushing forwards with the Digital Markets Act for the same - and the German national healthcare system has published its plan to standardise 150,000 healthcare organisations on Matrix.
Jun 16, 2021   |  By Steve Loynes
Skype for Business is pining for the fjords... On-premise communications might be your priority, but it clearly isn’t Microsoft’s. Skype for Business Server 2022 is the last throw of a loaded dice that always lands on Microsoft Teams. That’s Microsoft’s intended migration path for you. If you need to keep your communications on-premise, just about the only reason to migrate to Skype for Business Server 2022 is that it isn’t cloud-based Microsoft Teams.
May 24, 2021   |  By Steve Loynes
Element Matrix Services lets you pick up the Slack between Teams... Element Matrix Services now offers fully managed bridges for both Microsoft Teams and Slack, so Element (or any other Matrix-based app) can integrate with either service. Connect Element to both, and you can integrate Slack and Microsoft Teams via Matrix.
May 17, 2021   |  By Nad Chishtie
When communicating in groups, collaborating at work, or talking in online communities it's common to want to talk about a range of topics with the same set of people. We want to improve Element to make it easier to do that. Most people either painstakingly create multiple rooms and send invites to each one individually, or they brave our old and unloved Communities feature and hit its many limitations.
Apr 28, 2021   |  By Steve Loynes
The original open web was born out of academia. It was designed so that scientists at universities and research institutes around the world could share knowledge between each other in a consistent way using an open standard. Today, the digital landscape has changed. It is largely dominated by centralised commercially-driven tech giants. They have changed the nature of the open web by developing their own proprietary systems, retaining power and data.
Mar 15, 2017   |  By Element
Open, secure and interoperable communication for work and home.
Feb 13, 2017   |  By Element
Open, secure and interoperable communication for work and home.

Element is the fast, simple and private way to communicate with family, friends, teams, colleagues, organisations and the wider world.

All-in-one secure chat app for teams, friends and organisations. Keeps conversations in your control, safe from data-mining and ads. Talk to everyone through the open global Matrix network, protected by proper end-to-end encryption.

Element gives you the privacy you expect from a conversation in your own home, but with everyone across the globe:

  • Keep it personal: Group chat, video calls and sharing to stay in touch and coordinate with family and friends.
  • Revolutionise the workplace: Highly effective teamwork within a company, across a business ecosystem or an entire government.
  • Host your community: From clubs to social movements, keep everyone together with a platform everyone can use.

Millions of people rely on Element.