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Privacy-focused messenger using the Matrix protocol. The Element client allows for group chat rooms, media sharing voice and video group calls.

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Element Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy Summary

  • This service collects your IP address, which can be used to view your approximate location
  • The service provides information about how they intend to use your personal data
  • The service is provided 'as is' and to be used at the users' sole risk
  • This service does not force users into binding arbitration
  • The court of law governing the terms is in a jurisdiction that is less friendly to user privacy protection.
  • Instead of asking directly, this Service will assume your consent merely from your usage.
  • You are solely responsible for claims made against the service and agree to indemnify and hold harmless the service.
  • You can limit how your information is used by third-parties and the service
  • The service has a no refund policy
  • Users should revisit the terms periodically, although in case of material changes, the service will notify
  • This services gives no guarantee regarding quality
  • This service does not condone any ideas contained in its user-generated contents
  • You authorise the service to charge a credit card supplied on re-occurring basis
  • The service is not responsible for linked or (clearly) quoted content from third-party content providers
  • This service does not guarantee that it or the products obtained through it meet the users' expectations or requirements
  • The court of law governing the terms is in location England and Wales
  • You cannot distribute or disclose your account to third parties
  • The service provider makes no warranty regarding uninterrupted, timely, secure or error-free service
  • Users are responsible for any risks, damages, or losses they may incur by downloading materials
  • The service does not guarantee that software errors will be corrected
  • Invalidity of any portion of the Terms of Service does not entail invalidity of its remainder
  • Other applicable rules, terms, conditions or guidelines
  • Failure to enforce any provision of the Terms of Service does not constitute a waiver of such provision
  • You can request access and deletion of personal data
  • You are responsible for maintaining the security of your account and for the activities on your account
  • This service allows you to retrieve an archive of your data
  • The cookies used by this service do not contain information that would personally identify you
  • Tracking cookies refused will not limit your ability to use the service
  • User logs are deleted after a finite period of time
  • Your personal data is used for limited purposes
  • The service provides details about what kinds of personal information they collect
  • Your personal data is aggregated into statistics
  • The user is informed about security practices
  • This service gathers information about you through third parties
  • Third parties are involved in operating the service
  • The service provides a complete list of all cookies set by its website
  • A complaint mechanism is provided for the handling of personal data
  • The service may use device fingerprinting on users.
  • User accounts can be terminated after having been in breach of the terms of service repeatedly
  • User-generated content is encrypted, and this service cannot decrypt it
  • If you are the target of a copyright holder's take down notice, this service gives you the opportunity to defend yourself
  • This service is only available to users over 16 years of age
  • You maintain ownership of your data
  • You must report to the service any unauthorized use of your account or any breach of security
  • Third-party cookies are used for statistics
  • The service will only respond to government requests that are reasonable
  • This service assumes no liability for any losses or damages resulting from any matter relating to the service
  • This service provides archives of their Terms of Service so that changes can be viewed over time
  • Provides instructions on how to submit a copyright claim
  • Users agree not to submit illegal content
  • The service can sell or otherwise transfer your personal data as part of a bankruptcy proceeding or other type of financial transaction.
  • This service gives your personal data to third parties involved in its operation




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Element Source Code




A glossy Matrix collaboration client for the web.







22 Jul 15

Last Updated

22 Jun 24

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Element | Secure collaboration and messaging

Element is a Matrix-based end-to-end encrypted messenger and secure collaboration app. It’s decentralised for digital sovereign self-hosting, or through a hosting service such as Element Matrix Services. Element operates on the open Matrix network to provide interoperability and easy connections.


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Server Details

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  • Location San Francisco, California, United States of America, NA
  • ISP CloudFlare Inc.
  • ASN AS13335

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  • US

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Element Android App

Update Info

  • App Element
  • Creation Date 15 Sept 21
  • Last Updated 08 Dec 23
  • Current Version 1.2.2


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Element iOS App

App Info

Element Messenger

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


Rated 3.4 out of 5 stars by 471 users

Version Info

  • Current Version 1.11.8
  • Last Updated 11 Mar 24
  • First Released 05 May 16
  • Minimum iOS Version 15.0
  • Device Models Supported 93

App Details

  • IPA Size 130.40 Mb
  • Price Free (USD)
  • Age Advisory 17+
  • Supported Languages 42
  • Developer Vector Creations Limited
  • Bundle ID im.vector.app


Element Reviews

More Team Collaboration

  • Easy-to-deploy, self-hosted team collaboration platform with stable, feature-rich cross-platform client apps. The UI is fast, good looking and intuitive, so very little technical experience is needed for users of the platform. Rocket.Chat's feature set is similar to Slack's, making it a good replacement for any team looking to have greater control over their data.

  • Secure group communications, with the option to be used over Tor or I2P. Fast intuitive group and 1-to-1 chats with text and rich media using decentralized chat rooms, with a mail feature for delivering messages to offline contacts. A channels feature makes it possible for members of different teams to stay up-to-date with each other, and to share files. Also includes built-in forums, link aggregations, file sharing and voice and video calling. RetroShare is a bit more complex to use than some alternatives, and the UI is quite retro, so may not be appropriate for a non-technical team.

  • An IRC-based solution is another option, being decentralized there is no point of failure, and it's easy to self-host. However it's important to keep security in mind while configuring your IRC instance and ensure that channels are properly encrypted - IRC tends to be better for open communications. There's a variety of clients to choose from - popular options include: The Longe (Web-based), HexChat (Linux), Pidgin (Linux), WeeChat (Linux, terminal-based), IceChat (Windows), XChat Aqua (MacOS), Palaver (iOS) and Revolution (Android).

  • Mattermost has an open source edition, which can be self-hosted. It makes a good Slack alternative, with native desktop, mobile and web apps and a wide variety of integrations.

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