Communicate on your own terms.

Element is a messaging app that lets you chat and coordinate with your family and friends.

Get Element

For Web, Android, iOS, macOS, Windows & Linux

Universal means it's for everyone.

You shouldn’t have to switch apps just because you’re talking to a different friend. Element works with all Matrix-based apps and bridges into proprietary systems.

Safe and secure, for friends & family.

Your conversations stay private with: default end-to-end encryption, cross-signed device verification so you only have to validate participants once, and decentralisation to choose who you trust with your data.

You have control. You own your data.

No third party access, no data mining, no eavesdropping, no backdoors. Because no one wants to see a thousand pet insurance adverts just because they said they might get a dog.

Slick, fast and simple to use.

So easy and natural that it’s a pleasure to use. Light, clean design. Fast, powerful and flexible. From first time users to power users on Android, iOS, desktop or web.

Everything you want...

Web, desktop and mobile apps

Messaging, voice, video

Private and public rooms

End-to-end encryption

Cross-signed verification

Own and control your data

Portability so you can switch

File and screen sharing

...without the bad stuff.


Data mining

Hidden commercial or state surveillance


Walled gardens

Telephone number required

Vulnerable central system for your data

Vendor lock-in

A part of the Matrix ecosystem.

Matrix is an open network for secure, decentralised communication, connecting 18M+ users over 45K+ deployments. Governed by The Foundation, the Matrix protocol is an open standard with open source implementations, supporting a vibrant developer ecosystem. Element was founded by the team behind Matrix as a way to bring it to the mainstream.

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

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For Web, Android, iOS, macOS, Windows & Linux