London, UK
May 5, 2023   |  By Denise Almeida
Once again we see bureaucrats with a poor understanding of how modern technology works deny ordinary people their right to privacy, as enshrined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (Article 12). This time it’s India, where Element is one of 14 messaging apps blocked by the Central Indian Government which - we believe from media reports - relates to Section 69A of the Information Technology Act, 2000.
Apr 17, 2023   |  By Steve Loynes
As a UK-headquartered company, we’re perhaps the most concerned of all the companies signing the open letter that urges the UK government to radically rethink the Online Safety Bill. As currently drafted the Bill forces messaging services to break their end-to-end encryption by implementing third party scanning of decrypted content, completely undermining the security that end-to-end encryption offers.
Apr 4, 2023   |  By Steve Loynes
Out of Band communications is for classified discussion, business continuity and incident response. It should be used within the most security-conscious parts of the organization; from senior executive discussion to cybersecurity teams. The phrase refers to communicating outside of the usual communication system, such as a reserved channel or network.
Feb 28, 2023   |  By Karl Abbott
Most people know Element as a secure collaboration and messaging app. They know what it looks like on their phone or laptop, appreciate that it’s end-to-end encrypted, and make increasing use of features like threads, polls and location-sharing. In short, they are familiar with the front-end; the client, the app or whatever else you want to call it.
Feb 9, 2023   |  By Matthew Hodgson
We all want to be able to address abuse on the internet. In the UK, the government is trying to achieve this through the Online Safety Bill (OSB). Developing such a bill is difficult as technology evolves far faster than legislation. But even allowing for that challenge, and that the OSB has some genuinely good intentions, the proposed legislation is still remarkably poor.
Feb 6, 2023   |  By Steve Loynes
In our increasingly volatile world, organisations are having to assess how well they can respond to a crisis. When considering their ability to communicate in a crisis, many companies running mission critical services are turning to Element. Critical national infrastructure is a high value target for all types of physical and cyber attacks, with both profit-minded criminals and rogue nations seeking to benefit by causing major - potentially life threatening - disruption.
Dec 16, 2022   |  By Steve Loynes
It’s incredibly exciting to see BWI, the IT services provider of the German Armed Forces, launching an official beta version of BundesMessenger, a secure messenger for Germany’s public administration (öffentliche Verwaltung ÖV) including federal, state and local authorities.
Nov 18, 2022   |  By Amandine Le Pape
We’re absolutely ‘Deloitte-d’ to announce that Element was recognised not once, but twice(!) in the 2022 Deloitte UK Technology Fast 50! Element was ranked 3rd in Deloitte’s UK Technology Women in Leadership category, and came 22nd amongst the 50 fastest-growing technology companies in the UK. Rankings are based on percentage revenue growth over the last four years, and whether the company is led by a woman; or at least 50% of the founding team is female.
Sep 13, 2022   |  By Danielle Kirkwood
Coming soon to a mobile device near you, the redesigned layout brings big changes to your Element app. With a focus on improving our users' workflows, we’ve ensured the app is cleaner, easier to browse, and faster to navigate, while keeping all the Element goodness! Over the last few weeks and months our mobile teams have been working hard researching, designing and building a new home page for both iOS and Android Element apps.
Aug 31, 2022   |  By Steve Loynes
Hey everyone! We’ve got a new release for you, and it has security fixes so please make sure you upgrade. We’ll disclose the details of the issue down the line, but stress that this update is important. Over the weekend we received a report from Val Lorentz (thank you!) that it was possible to create a situation where Element wouldn’t show all of the user’s rooms or Spaces, causing minor (temporary) corruption and Denial of Service (DoS).
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.