Matrix

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

Accounts

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 app.element.io.

  2. GNOME Foundation members can register for a GNOME account at gnome.element.io. To do this, register using an @gnome.org email address.

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

Rooms

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:

Room

Topic

#gnome:gnome.org

General GNOME chat

#gnome-hackers:gnome.org

GNOME development discussion

#newcomers:gnome.org

Help for newcomers to the GNOME project