Element is a messaging application similar to Signal, Discord, WhatsApp and so on.
However, unlinke most other apps, conversations happen on a federated network called Matrix. It is operated by many small organizations and collectives instead of one big corporation.
When you meet a friend that also has a matrix account, but not with oblak (but from another operator, then the account might be spelled @friend:operator.org) , you still can talk! Just start a new conversation in the Element app and enter the full matrix account (or scan your friends QR code), the power of the federated network will do the rest!
- E2E encrypted private and group messages
- Voice and video calls
- Share files (gifs, videos, ..)
- Bridge (synchronize) WhatsApp account
- Bridge (synchronize) Discord channel
- Programmable APIs
Sign up for an oblak account, which includes a Matrix account by default.
If you need help to configure the app for the first time, please read the help information in the Element section.