Own the conversation.

Element's decentralised design solves the three biggest issues with traditional collaboration tools in the workplace.

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

Why Element is different.

Openness. Unlimited, easy connections with people in internal or external organisations without change requests or special configuration. Element allows instant collaboration with any other Matrix-based app, which delivers incredibly easy federation across complex organisations. Born open, Element (thanks to Matrix) also offers a huge range of bridges to allow easy connectivity to those stuck in traditional centralised systems such as Slack, Signal, Telegram and Microsoft Teams or chat protocols such as IRC and XMPP. It’s why the world’s largest messaging and collaboration deployments use Element.

Control. Element ensures you truly own your conversations by being fully self-sovereign: host it on premise or via Element Matrix Services under your domain. Element provides a path out of shadow IT by giving a user experience in line with the best consumer applications, while assimilating unofficial Element usage into official IT infrastructure. Your messaging and collaboration is safe in your hands, ensuring an audit trail, compliance and data retention policies. And because Matrix is open, Element doesn’t lock you in like other vendors.

Default end-to-end encryption scaling to thousands of users per room, with unique cross-signed device verification to validate participants and confirm who you're really talking to. Element protects against accidental leaks, eavesdroppers and third party interference by ensuring that by default the server cannot see your conversations.

We call this unique approach, universal secure collaboration. It’s been developed for use by organisations that need secure communications, internally and externally.


Work with everyone across your entire ecosystem; internal and external. Open and interoperable so others don’t have to be on the same app. No more access issues, jumping between apps or registration woes.


Ownership and control of your data, so you know exactly where it is and who has access. Default E2E encryption and cross-signed device verification to validate participants. Fully audited and compliant.


Be more effective than ever before. Secure messaging, voice and video calls, recording, file sharing, screen sharing, widgets and integrations. For your team, organisation, external partners and customers.

Select the type of usage you need


For project teams spread across multiple organisations


Corporate deployments supporting centralised IT & compliance

Public Sector

For use across thousands of organisations to provide inter-organisation working

A part of the Matrix ecosystem.

Matrix is an open network for secure, decentralised communication, connecting 18M+ users over 45K+ deployments. Governed by The Matrix.org 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.