Element Messenger 17+

Group Messenger & Video Chat

Vector Creations Limited

    • 3.8 • 79 Ratings
    • Free



Element is both a secure messenger and a team collaboration app that is ideal for group chats while remote working. This chat app uses end-to-end encryption to provide powerful video conferencing, file sharing and voice calls.

Element’s features include:
- Advanced online communication tools
- Fully encrypted messages to allow safer corporate communication, even for remote workers
- Decentralized chat based on the Matrix open source framework
- Secure file sharing with encrypted data while managing projects
- Group Video chat with voice over IP and screen sharing
- Easy integration with your favourite online collaboration tools, project management tools, VoIP services and other team messaging apps

Element is different from other messaging and collaboration apps. It operates on Matrix, an open network for secure and decentralized communication. It allows self-hosting to give users maximum ownership and control of their data and messages.

Privacy and encrypted messaging:
Element protects you from unwanted ads, data mining and walled gardens. It also secures all your data, one-to-one video chats and voice communication through end-to-end encryption and cross-signed device verification.

Element gives you control over your privacy while allowing you to communicate securely with anyone on the Matrix network, or other business collaboration tools by integrating with productivity apps such as Slack.

Element can be self-hosted:
To allow more control of your sensitive data and conversations, Element can be self-hosted or you can choose any Matrix-based host - the standard for open source, decentralized communication. Element gives you privacy, security compliance and integration flexibility.

Own your data:
You decide where to keep your data and messages. Without the risk of data mining or access from third parties.

Element puts you in control in different ways:
1. Get a free account on the matrix.org public server hosted by the Matrix developers, or choose from thousands of public servers hosted by volunteers
2. Self-host your account by running a server on your own IT infrastructure
3. Sign up for an account on a custom server by simply subscribing to the Element Matrix Services hosting platform

Open messaging and collaboration:
You can chat with anyone on the Matrix network, whether they’re using Element, another Matrix app or even if they are using a different messaging app.

Super secure:
Real end-to-end encryption (only those in the conversation can decrypt messages), and cross-signed device verification.

Complete communication and integration:
Messaging, voice and video calls, file sharing, screen sharing and a whole bunch of integrations, bots and widgets. Build rooms, communities, stay in touch and get things done.

Pick up where you left off:
Stay in touch wherever you are with fully synchronised message history across all your devices and on the web at https://app.element.io

What’s New

Version 1.11.13

This release improves room directory search filtering and adds a mechanism for reporting rooms from both the preview screen and the room details screen

Ratings and Reviews

3.8 out of 5
79 Ratings

79 Ratings

7382):& ,

Great network however confusing

I find the app confusing and not user friendly to beginners. I love the concept and appeal to it! I think it needs some work compared to its pc counterpart.

I feel the service is similar to discord and better than if in some aspects. I love the app and how it works it is original and nothing I’ve ever seen before

DarrylJH ,

Excellent. Other chat platforms, take note.

The app in its current state is excellent. Plenty of functionality (looking at you Apple with your lack of threaded replies in iMessage) and with security at its core, as any self respecting modern chat platform should be.
My only critique would be that the free matrix server provided can be very slow at times. There are other homeservers you can use, or you could even host your own. Completely free of course.

Radio4fanatic ,

Please let me change the Font size

My eyes aren’t what they once are… it is possible to change the font size on desktop but not on the app - pretty please?

App Privacy

The developer, Vector Creations Limited, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Linked to You

The following data may be collected and linked to your identity:

  • Location
  • Contact Info
  • Identifiers
  • Diagnostics

Data Not Linked to You

The following data may be collected but it is not linked to your identity:

  • Contacts
  • User Content
  • Usage Data
  • Diagnostics

Privacy practices may vary based on, for example, the features you use or your age. Learn More

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