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Element
Element in Deloitte’s 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.
Amandine Le Pape
18/11/2022
Element app
Important security update
Hello, Please make sure you upgrade Element immediately to address a critical security update. The update resolves two critical severity
Neil Johnson
28/09/2022
Element app
An unrecognisable improvement: Element’s new design is here!
The redesigned layout brings big changes. With a focus on improving users' workflows, the app is now cleaner, easier to browse, and faster to navigate!
Danielle Kirkwood
13/09/2022
Element
Element Web/Desktop 1.11.4 - A security update, deferred DMs and more
Element Web/Desktop 1.11.4 has security fixes so please make sure you upgrade. And Deferred DMs make starting a new conversation so much better!
Steve Loynes
31/08/2022
Enterprise
Element is a leader in The Forrester Wave™: Secure Communications, Q3 2022!
We’re incredibly excited to share this news! In our view, being identified as a leader in The Forrester Wave
Archie W
29/08/2022
Enterprise
How to solve the ‘WhatsApp at work’ problem
Workplace use of WhatsApp is an expensive habit - the SEC has issued $1B in fines. The solution is an enterprise-grade messaging and collaboration platform.
Steve Loynes
9/08/2022
Element app
All aboard! Better FTUE for less WTF
While many understand the value of decentralised, interoperable, end-to-end encrypted chat and a whole treasure trove of communication features -
Danielle Kirkwood
8/08/2022
EMS
Element launches Chatterbox!
We’re outrageously pleased to launch Chatterbox, an end-to-end encrypted embedded chat built on Matrix!
Steve Loynes
7/07/2022
Element app
Drop-in, drop-out chats with Video Rooms, and a new search experience!
We're so excited to announce that Video Rooms is entering beta in Element, just as a new Room Search is exiting beta!
Nad Chishtie
5/07/2022
Element
Element Call Beta 2: encryption, spatial audio, walkie-talkie mode and more!
Element Call Beta 2 includes encryption, spatial audio, walkie-talkie mode and lots more!
Jake Bowen-Bate
7/06/2022
Enterprise
Forrester's 2022 Now Tech report on secure communications platforms includes Element
Forrester's Now Tech: Secure Communications, Q2 2022 report includes Element. The report helps enterprises build the business case for secure communications.
Steve Loynes
24/05/2022
Element app
Looking for a new messenger?
Messaging apps should be easy to use, provide a seamless experience, respect privacy and be safe and secure. Element messenger provides all of this and more!
Caitlin Smith
18/05/2022
Element app
Frontline workers and messenger apps; how to solve shadow IT
Compared to the oversight an organisation has over its email, consumer messaging apps are the Wild West. The two most effective solutions are bridging or migration.
Paulina Lundin
10/05/2022
On-premise
Our Enterprise Installer makes deploying Element on-premise easier than ever
Our new improved installer makes deploying Element On-premise easier than ever!
Karl Abbott
5/05/2022
Element app
Introducing Threads in Beta!
All users can now opt-in to our Threads Beta! Threads helps declutter the main room timeline by moving conversations and topics into the right panel.
Danielle Kirkwood
21/04/2022
DMA
The Digital Markets Act explained in 15 questions
What is the DMA asking for?The final text will probably be available around mid-May and voted for in early
Amandine Le Pape
8/04/2022
DMA
A guide to navigating the Digital Markets Act
A couple of weeks ago the European Parliament, the European Commission and the Council of Europe agreed on the main
Amandine Le Pape
8/04/2022
DMA
A Big Step to address Big Tech
It’s a major positive to see that interoperability is now baked into the DMA.
Amandine Le Pape
25/03/2022
Interoperability
Moderation needs a radical change
Amandine Le Pape, COO at Element, explains how Element is funding moderation tooling and development for all of Matrix. Moderation
Amandine Le Pape
9/03/2022
VoIP
Introducing Native Matrix VoIP with Element Call!
Hopefully in-person meet-ups will prove much easier in 2022 - but, there’s still a need for video calls, so
Jake Bowen-Bate
4/03/2022
DMA
Interoperability: Open APIs are a start, Open Standard is better
The DMA is a noble piece of legislation, and mandating open APIs would be a good first step. But to be a successful piece of legislation, it must eventually choose open standard based interoperability.
Amandine Le Pape
28/02/2022
Element app
Element launches E2EE Location Sharing
Location sharing can be seen in both a positive and negative light. Great in the sense that it provides an
Jake Bowen-Bate
16/02/2022
EMS
FOSDEM 2022’s communication infrastructure was provided by Element Matrix Services
FOSDEM 2022 took place on Matrix 5-6 February, seeing anyone enthusiastic about free and open source software - from anywhere
Archie W
14/02/2022
EMS
A white label messaging app to create your own brand messenger
Want a secure custom branded web-based messenger, but don’t want to pay a fortune? You can have exactly that
Paulina Lundin
9/02/2022
Interoperability
What is App Fog? How do I solve it?
Messaging apps are meant to be simple, but the sheer volume of them can be overwhelming. You speak to Gran
Caitlin Smith
3/02/2022
Element app
Element welcomes Polls!
Polls allow anyone with ‘send messages’ permissions to post a question in the form of a poll with up to 20 possible responses.
Jake Bowen-Bate
1/02/2022
Cybersecurity
Secure collaboration for cybersecurity teams
Imagine being a CISO, hauled into a boardroom, and asked: “Why is your team using a collaboration tool that isn’
Steve Loynes
18/01/2022
Bridging
2021: It's been a busy year for Element!
From time to time it’s worth stepping back and looking at progress.
Amandine Le Pape
23/12/2021
Collaboration
Element One - all of Matrix, WhatsApp, Signal and Telegram in one place
Element One is here. Bring your WhatsApp, Signal and Telegram chats into Element.
Steve Loynes
26/10/2021
Accessibility
Simpler plans for Element, on-premise and cloud!
There’s now just two plans. The prices are the same whether Element is deployed as a hosted service or on-premise.
Steve Loynes
11/10/2021
Element app
Element 1.9.1 - Chat Export is finally here!!
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.
Danielle Kirkwood
11/10/2021
Bridging
EMS launches Matrix bridging for Signal
Element Matrix Services (EMS) now offers a fully-managed bridge for Signal.
Steve Loynes
6/10/2021
Element app
Spaces blast out of beta
Spaces rethink grouping rooms and people, fundamentally improving Element and Matrix to better group conversations instead of viewing all rooms all of the time.
Nad Chishtie
27/09/2021
EMS
EMS launches fully managed Matrix bridging for WhatsApp
Element Matrix Services (EMS) now offers a fully-managed bridge for WhatsApp.
Steve Loynes
9/09/2021
Element app
Introducing Element Voice Messages, all new VoIP, and so much more...
We’re incredibly excited to release major new versions of Element across all three platforms, introducing Voice Messages as a first class citizen!
Matthew Hodgson
16/08/2021
Funding
Element raises $30M as Matrix explodes!
Element has raised $30M of Series B funding, led by Protocol Labs and Metaplanet. Automattic and Notion Capital are also participating in the round.
Amandine Le Pape
27/07/2021
On-premise
Element is the best on-premise alternative as Skype for Business Server nears End of Life
A guide to on-premise alternatives as Skype for Business Server nears End of Life.
Steve Loynes
16/06/2021
EMS
Microsoft Teams and Slack integration using Matrix
Element Matrix Services now offers fully managed bridges for both Microsoft Teams and Slack. Connect Element to both, and you can integrate Slack and Microsoft Teams via Matrix.
Steve Loynes
24/05/2021
Element app
Spaces: The next frontier
We’re launching Spaces— the next frontier for how to group rooms and people in Element and Matrix. Join the public beta!
Nad Chishtie
17/05/2021
Collaboration
Universal universities
On the open Matrix network, possibilities for academia are endless; read our blog how education can become more accessible, inclusive and open for everyone.
Steve Loynes
28/04/2021
Bridging
EMS launches bridging for Microsoft Teams
After offering bridges to Discord, Slack and Telegram, Element Matrix Services (EMS) is now launching Microsoft Teams Bridging.
Steve Loynes
14/04/2021
Element app
Welcome, Element Home!
We’ve launched a brand new version of Element, called Element Home!
Steve Loynes
1/03/2021
FOSDEM on Matrix
We’re very proud to have sponsored FOSDEM this year, and to have had extra skin in the game by helping FOSDEM go virtual.
Steve Loynes
15/02/2021
Element suspended on Google Play Store: now resolved.
Hi all, At 2021-01-29 at 21:35 UTC Google suspended Element from the Play Store without warning or notification.  We
Matthew Hodgson
30/01/2021
Enterprise
EMS announces full availability of Slack Bridging
Fully managed Slack Bridging lets EMS customers bring their Slack users straight into the open Matrix network
Steve Loynes
20/01/2021
EMS brings harmony to Discord
EMS is now providing hosting for a fully managed bridge for text-based conversations in Discord.
Steve Loynes
13/01/2021
2021 escalated quickly
The first week of 2021 has sped the adoption of decentralised real time communication.
Steve Loynes
12/01/2021
EMS brings more interoperability to messaging
EMS is now providing hosting for a fully managed bridge for Telegram that supports both direct and group messaging.
Steve Loynes
17/12/2020
Element Matrix Services simplifies Slack migration
Element Matrix Services (EMS) is releasing a new service to help organisations migrate from Slack to Element.
Steve Loynes
16/12/2020
Here comes the missing communication layer of the web
The Digital Markets Act is pushing interoperability between messaging apps; it's a major win for consumers.
Amandine Le Pape
16/12/2020
Preparing data for a choppy sea crossing
‘When the tide goes out you can see who’s been swimming naked’ is an appropriate adage for organisations’ data
Denise Almeida
14/12/2020
Announcing the Element public roadmap
We’re publishing the Element public roadmap in a new public repository and project board that anyone can access.
Nad Chishtie
8/12/2020
Gitter goes native!
Native Matrix connectivity for Gitter is a proof point for interoperability between messenger apps.
Steve Loynes
7/12/2020
BwMessenger goes live for Bundeswehr!
BWI and Bundeswehr launches Matrix-based communications platform, BwMessenger.
Steve Loynes
17/11/2020
Gitter is joining Element
When GitLab proposed that Gitter could be stronger as part of the Matrix network, we knew we couldn’t miss the chance!
Amandine Le Pape
30/09/2020
Element 1.7.8 is out!
Highlights from Element Web 1.7.6, 1.7.7 and 1.7.8
Steve Loynes
29/09/2020
A vision for every Element in the NHS Matrix
Matrix can be the open protocol that brings instant - and cost-free - interoperability for real time communications across the NHS.
Steve Loynes
12/08/2020
Privacy shield judgement points to a decentralised future
In something reminiscent of David and Goliath, the stone of Max Schrems’ landmark legal challenge has shattered the Privacy Shield that protects centralised service providers.
Denise Almeida
10/08/2020
Bonjour, Element on Android!
Element is built in Kotlin, so it has a much smaller and more maintainable codebase. The biggest focus has been on improving the user experience.
Matthew Hodgson
28/07/2020
Welcome to Element!
Hi everyone, We are incredibly excited to announce that Riot is now Element! In fact we have simplified all our
Amandine Le Pape
15/07/2020
Element brings Matrix to Europe
Although Element is working with companies around the world, our busiest region is Europe and in particular European governments and
Steve Loynes
15/07/2020
Riot Web 1.6.6 is out!
Hey lovely Riot folks, Welcome to the Riot Web 1.6.6 update. This is a relatively incremental release, but
Steve Loynes
23/06/2020
The world is changing...
Hi all, It's almost four years since we launched Riot, and it's been a crazy journey - going from a
Matthew Hodgson
23/06/2020
Riot Web 1.6.3 - a security update, shortcuts, toasts (and rageshakes)
Hello everyone! We’ve released a few updates for Riot today, grouped under the logically titled 1.6.3 (guess
Steve Loynes
4/06/2020
EMS
Modular expands bridges and integrations
From day one we’ve strived to ensure that Modular is the quickest and easiest way to securely host Riot
Matthew Hodgson
3/06/2020
Automattic backs Matrix by investing $4.6M in New Vector!
We're very excited to announce that Automattic, the creator of WordPress, is making a $4.6M strategic investment in New
Amandine Le Pape
20/05/2020
Riot Web 1.6, RiotX Android 0.19 & Riot iOS 0.11 — E2E Encryption by Default & Cross-signing is here!!
Hi folks, We are incredibly excited to present the biggest change in Riot ever: as of the last 24 hours
Matthew Hodgson
6/05/2020
EMS
Modular goes global, adds new customers and introduces annual billing
We’ve brought forward our global expansion plans, launching regionally-based Modular operations in both the United States and Singapore to
Matthew Hodgson
28/04/2020
Seven questions to ask yourself about the collaboration tools you chose (before someone asks you first)
Nagging feeling you chose the wrong collaboration tool? Here are seven questions you should ask.
Steve Loynes
16/04/2020
Looking sharper!
Hey Riot users, We’ve seen a massive spike in video conferencing in Riot so far this week: ...and the
Steve Loynes
19/03/2020
EMS
High quality video conferencing from Modular
Introducing a brand new high quality video conferencing service at no additional cost! Widespread remote working has rapidly increased the
Matthew Hodgson
19/03/2020
Remote schooling: Health safety measures shouldn’t put our kids’ privacy at risk.
As everyone is taking drastic measures to halt the spread of Covid19, online collaboration is even more of a critical
Amandine Le Pape
13/03/2020
Mozilla selects Modular and Riot to power their community instant messaging
After a formal 1-month trial of 4 different platforms, we are very excited that Mozilla have announced their decision to
Amandine Le Pape
19/12/2019
Accessibility
Riot Web 1.5  — Big accessibility improvements, and introducing CIDER: our brand new message composer!
Riot Web 1.5 is out now, landing our brand new message composer with improved accessibility, increased language compatibilty and
Thomas Lant
21/10/2019
$8.5M to accelerate Matrix, polish Riot and expand Modular!
The need for decentralised encrypted communication is becoming critical, as the pressure mounts on the big centralised communication silos to
Amandine Le Pape
10/10/2019
EMS
Personal Hosted Homeservers have landed!!
Hi all, Ever since Modular launched we’ve been working away on offering smaller dedicated Matrix server hosting than our
Matthew Hodgson
15/09/2019
Build your own custom branded chat platform at the touch of a button!
Today we are pleased to announce that you can now customise your Element Matrix Services (EMS) hosted Element at the
Steve Loynes
6/03/2019
EMS
HipChat migration - Don't follow the herd
As you may be aware, the deadline is fast approaching when Atlassian will discontinue support for Stride and HipChat, on
Matthew Hodgson
22/01/2019

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