Choose a client

We recommend Element as a safe default, but there are a variety of clients available.

Artist view of an abstract matrix client.

Choose a server

Matrix is a decentralised protocol: like email, you need to have an account provider to start using matrix.

But picking a provider can be overwhelming for your first steps. The Foundation is hosting the Matrix server for every newcomer to create an account. You can safely use it to create an account when getting started.

Artist view of an abstract server.

Register and start chatting

That's all you need to get started! If you feel lost you can browse the chat basics documentation.

Abstract representation of a chat.