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Nov 17, 2020   |  By Steve Loynes
Element is delighted to see BWI and Bundeswehr launch a Matrix-based communications platform, BwMessenger, in the iOS and Android app stores. BwMessenger is the latest Matrix-based messenger to be made available, joining many others including the French government’s Tchap platform and - of course - Element, the flagship Matrix app. BwMessenger is the new standardized, secure and device-independent messaging service for the Bundeswehr.
Sep 30, 2020   |  By Amandine Le Pape
When we created Element we defined one of its primary goals as supporting and growing the Matrix ecosystem. So when GitLab proposed that Gitter, the leading developer-focused chat platform, could be stronger as part of the Matrix network, we knew we couldn’t miss the chance!
Sep 29, 2020   |  By Steve Loynes
Hello Element folks, By the time you read this, desktop and web users should be on Element 1.7.8 (if not, please upgrade!) We have a round up of highlights for you from the last few Element Web updates; 1.7.6, 1.7.7 and 1.7.8.
Aug 12, 2020   |  By Steve Loynes
The NHSX and National Commercial and Procurement Hub has announced its Clinical Communications Procurement Framework. The initiative is aimed at helping NHS trusts phase out pagers and reduce reliance on email by the end of 2021, by adopting modern communication tools. To be included on the Framework, technologies needed to be able to demonstrate that they save time for individuals and teams, support patient transfers of care, and are scalable across the NHS.
Aug 10, 2020   |  By Denise Almeida
In something reminiscent of David and Goliath, the stone of Max Schrems’ landmark legal challenge has shattered the Privacy Shield that protects centralised service providers. This is a really big deal. It means that the personal data of an EU data subject (‘person’) cannot be transferred from within the EU to the US without an appropriate mechanism.
Jul 28, 2020   |  By Matthew Hodgson
Hopefully by now you have all upgraded to Element, with Android users leaving behind the old legacy Riot Android app. If you haven’t already been previewing it via RiotX (which has been in beta for a year now), it should hopefully feel like a game changer: as we said in our Welcome to Element post, we’ve got more than just a rebrand going on here! But let’s rewind a bit.
Jul 15, 2020   |  By Steve Loynes
Although Element is working with companies around the world, our busiest region is Europe and in particular European governments and public sector organisations. There are multiple reasons, but three of the biggest are: Data ownership, open collaboration and privacy are driving the use of Matrix Element’s messaging and collaboration solution, being based on the open source Matrix project, is decentralised.
Jul 15, 2020   |  By Amandine Le Pape
Hi everyone, We are incredibly excited to announce that Riot is now Element! In fact we have simplified all our naming: Element is also the name for New Vector (the company behind Riot) while Modular, our flagship Matrix hosting service, has become Element Matrix Services. For those discovering us for the first time: Element is the flagship secure collaboration app for the decentralised Matrix communication network.
Jun 23, 2020   |  By Matthew Hodgson
Hi all, It's almost four years since we launched Riot, and it's been a crazy journey - going from a relatively bare bones Matrix app through to today's all-singing, all-dancing encrypted-by-default collaboration tool used by folks ranging from Mozilla to the French Government and beyond. However, as some may know, we’ve had a few problems with the name Riot over the years.
Jun 23, 2020   |  By Steve Loynes
Hey lovely Riot folks, Welcome to the Riot Web 1.6.6 update. This is a relatively incremental release, but we do have a few feature updates alongside all the normal bug and performance fixes.
Mar 15, 2017   |  By Element
Open, secure and interoperable communication for work and home.
Feb 13, 2017   |  By Element
Open, secure and interoperable communication for work and home.

Element is the fast, simple and private way to communicate with family, friends, teams, colleagues, organisations and the wider world.

All-in-one secure chat app for teams, friends and organisations. Keeps conversations in your control, safe from data-mining and ads. Talk to everyone through the open global Matrix network, protected by proper end-to-end encryption.

Element gives you the privacy you expect from a conversation in your own home, but with everyone across the globe:

  • Keep it personal: Group chat, video calls and sharing to stay in touch and coordinate with family and friends.
  • Revolutionise the workplace: Highly effective teamwork within a company, across a business ecosystem or an entire government.
  • Host your community: From clubs to social movements, keep everyone together with a platform everyone can use.

Millions of people rely on Element.