Data retention controls added to Admin Console!
We’re adding new functionality to Admin Console such as data retention controls, full mobile support for administrators, improvements to our audit capabilities and overall improvements to our installation process.
Element X; now with embedded VoIP!
We’ve made tremendous progress with Element X. It’s just six weeks since the Ignition release and, with this new update, Element Call is now fully embedded!
A new home and license (AGPL) for Synapse and friends
Element has chosen to pursue future development of Synapse, Dendrite and associated server-side projects under the terms of AGPLv3.
Secure Border Gateway: Enhanced control of your real-time communication data
The Secure Border Gateway for Matrix is a powerful add-on for Element Server Suite that reinforces the security of your data by providing capabilities to address these critical needs.
Long-term support ensures long-term success
Our latest version of Element Server Suite (23.10) is our first release to include long-term support.
Upgrade Element Desktop
Today we have released Element Desktop v1.11.45 which fixes CVE-2023-5217, a high severity vulnerability caused by the Electron dependency.
Element X: Ignition
We're announcing the first major release of Element X synchronised across both iOS and Android.
Element Starter: open source meets on-premise collaboration
We are proud to introduce Element Starter: a brand new offering designed to provide IT administrators with a free, self-hosted, and user-friendly on-ramp to the world of secure communications and digital sovereignty.
The Future of Secure Communications
The Future of Secure Communications is available for download. Conducted by Forrester Consulting, the study highlights the serious problems organizations have with how their workforce communicates.
Preparing our customers for a new era of secure communication
Start getting ready for Element Server Suite (ESS) for the new Element X app with ESS v23.09
Element X preview is now on Android too!
We’ve released an early edition of Element X in the Google Play Store.
Announcing Element Server Suite (23.08): the 1st edition of our new predictable release cadence
Introducing a consistent release cadence for Element Server Suite (23.08) In the world of today’s technology, maintaining a competitive advantage requires us to walk a fine line between innovation and reliability.
Element is accessible by design
Element is creating a more accessible future for everyone. Updates include: optimising the colours, increasing the contrast and enhancing the screen reading functionality.
A huge new update for Element Call Beta 3!
Discover the latest update to Element Call: enhanced scalability now supporting hundreds of users, a dynamic grid layout, Element Web/Desktop, and upcoming end-to-end encryption.
Element X - experience the future of Element!
Experience the future of Element! Element X isn’t just the fastest Matrix client ever - it’s up to 6000x faster than any other Matrix client.
Online Safety Bill
End-to-end encryption; the will of the British people
83% of UK citizens believe personal conversations on messaging apps such as Element, WhatsApp or Signal should have the highest level of security and privacy possible.
India bans flagship client for the Matrix network
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.
Online Safety Bill
The UK’s Online Safety Bill undermines everyone’s safety
What is proposed is not an Online Safety Bill; it is an Online Surveillance Bill.
Out of Band
What is Out of Band communications?
Out of Band communications should be used within the most security-conscious parts of the organization.
Check out our gorgeous back-end…
The real magic is in the back-end of Element, and today we are announcing not one but two new onboarding experiences!
Online Safety Bill
The Online Safety Bill: An attack on encryption
The Online Safety Bill has some genuinely good intentions, but the proposed legislation is remarkably poor.
Utility companies need secure, mission critical communications
Critical infrastructure and utility companies need secure, mission critical communications to protect against potentially life threatening disruption.
BundesMessenger is a milestone in Germany’s ground-breaking vision
BundesMessenger is a modified version of Element which we’re working with BWI to develop and maintain.
dSam and eSam endorse Matrix for secure and federated communications in the Swedish public sector
Element och Matrix har deltagit i eSams utvärdering av leverantörer som godkända digitala kommunikationslösningar i kategorierna bestående chatt och videokonferens.
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.
Important security update
Hello, Please make sure you upgrade Element immediately to address a critical security update. The update resolves two critical severity
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!
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!
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
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.
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 -
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!
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!
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.
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!
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.
Our Enterprise Installer makes deploying Element on-premise easier than ever
Our new improved installer makes deploying Element On-premise easier than ever!
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.
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
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
A Big Step to address Big Tech
It’s a major positive to see that interoperability is now baked into the DMA.
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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.
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’
2021: It's been a busy year for Element!
From time to time it’s worth stepping back and looking at progress.
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.
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.
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.
EMS launches Matrix bridging for Signal
Element Matrix Services (EMS) now offers a fully-managed bridge for Signal.
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.
EMS launches fully managed Matrix bridging for WhatsApp
Element Matrix Services (EMS) now offers a fully-managed bridge for WhatsApp.
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!
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.
Element is best on-premise alternative as Skype for Business Server hits EOL
A guide to on-premise alternatives as Skype for Business Server nears End of Life.
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.
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!
On the open Matrix network, possibilities for academia are endless; read our blog how education can become more accessible, inclusive and open for everyone.
EMS launches bridging for Microsoft Teams
After offering bridges to Discord, Slack and Telegram, Element Matrix Services (EMS) is now launching Microsoft Teams Bridging.
Welcome, Element Home!
We’ve launched a brand new version of Element, called Element Home!
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.
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
EMS announces full availability of Slack Bridging
Fully managed Slack Bridging lets EMS customers bring their Slack users straight into the open Matrix network
EMS brings harmony to Discord
EMS is now providing hosting for a fully managed bridge for text-based conversations in Discord.
2021 escalated quickly
The first week of 2021 has sped the adoption of decentralised real time communication.
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.
Element Matrix Services simplifies Slack migration
Element Matrix Services (EMS) is releasing a new service to help organisations migrate from Slack to Element.
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.
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
Announcing the Element public roadmap
We’re publishing the Element public roadmap in a new public repository and project board that anyone can access.
Gitter goes native!
Native Matrix connectivity for Gitter is a proof point for interoperability between messenger apps.
BwMessenger goes live for Bundeswehr!
BWI and Bundeswehr launches Matrix-based communications platform, BwMessenger.
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!
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.
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.
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.
Welcome to Element!
Hi everyone, We are incredibly excited to announce that Riot is now Element! In fact we have simplified all our
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
Hey Riot users, We’ve seen a massive spike in video conferencing in Riot so far this week: ...and the
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
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
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
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
$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
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
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