Element X is the future Element.
It is the brand new, and fastest ever, Matrix client. It is for personal and community use, and will support enterprise functionality later this year.
A complete new build, Element X transforms performance. It’s not just the fastest Matrix client, it’s also fresher and more reliable.
It’s so fast for a number of reasons, but in particular we’ve introduced a completely new synching service (‘sliding sync’). So even in big end-to-end encrypted chat rooms it operates incredibly quickly.
It’s fresher because we’ve rebuilt the entire user experience. All the power of Matrix - and the complexity of decentralized end-to-end encryption - is now hidden under a beautiful and intuitive user interface using the very latest frameworks and accessibility features.
Element X delivers speed, usability and reliability on the decentralized Matrix open standard.
Own your data
Matrix-based, Element X lets you self-host your data or choose from any free public server (the default is matrix.org, but there are plenty of others to choose from). However you host, you have ownership; it’s your data. You’re not the product. You’re in control.
Enjoy the freedom of the Matrix open standard! You have native interoperability with any other Matrix-based app. So just like email, it doesn't matter if your friends are on a different Matrix-based app you can still connect and chat.
Encrypt your data
Enjoy your right to private conversations - free from data mining, ads and all the rest of it - and stay secure. Only the people in your conversation can read your messages. And Element X E2EE applies to voice and video calls too.
Chat across multiple devices
Stay in touch wherever you are with fully synchronized message history across all your devices, even those running ‘traditional’ Element, and on the web at https://app.element.io
We’re all loving Element X round here, but sometimes we’ve found ourselves sat staring at a conversation, helplessly wondering “Have they seen this yet? Its important! When will they reply?” Well those days are over with the release of version 1.4.2 which sprinkles our familiar Read Receipt avatars throughout your conversations. Other highlights include:
• Writing messages using dictation now works as expected without falling to pieces on you.
• We have many shiny new icons waiting for you to discover throughout the app.
• Message actions are now discoverable when using VoiceOver.
Also, for anyone who likes to run their phone in Light Mode but wants to keep Element in Dark Mode, there’s a toggle in Advanced Settings that was designed just for you!
For the full release notes please visit https://github.com/vector-im/element-x-ios/releases/tag/1.4.2
Ratings and Reviews
Already the best Matrix client
Obvious stuff out of the way: It’s not yet (July 2023) a *full* replacement for Element.
This is a fantastic application. Sliding sync is the future of Matrix, and Element X is shaping up to be the fastest, most native-feeling Matrix client there is. With the amazing development and design team, it’s already my daily driver.
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