GNOME uses Matrix as its instant messaging platform. This page contains information on how to use it.


To chat in GNOME Matrix rooms, you first need to have a Matrix account. There are two ways to get one:

  1. If you’re not a GNOME Foundation member, you can register for a free account at

  2. GNOME Foundation members can register for a GNOME account at To do this, register using an email address.

Once you have a Matrix account, you can login using a Matrix app, such as the Element web app.


Once you are logged into Matrix, you can browse GNOME rooms and join the ones that are of interest to you. Some good ones to start with are:



General GNOME chat

GNOME development discussion

Help for newcomers to the GNOME project