Element user guide.

Element is an end-to-end encrypted secure messenger and collaboration app. Get up and running in just a few minutes!

An image showing coworkers collaborating over video calls and chat on desktop and mobile

In the guide, learn how to:

Onboard onto the app.

  • Create an account
  • Set up your profile
  • Secure backup
  • Device verification

Get into your Element.

  • Add People
  • Manage rooms
  • Set appearance
  • Send messages

Get started.

  • Messaging features
  • Voice messages
  • Voice and video calls
  • Send files

Get organised.

  • Settings
  • Spaces
  • Favourites
  • Notifications

Need more help?

Check out our help page for more information, FAQ and community rooms for fastest support.

Be in your element.

Secure communication and collaboration.

Get started

Built on Matrix

Matrix is an open network for secure, decentralised communication, connecting 80M+ users over 80K+ deployments.