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   * [[#End-to-end encryption may not protect you from a compromised device|End-to-end encryption may not protect you from a compromised device]]   * [[#End-to-end encryption may not protect you from a compromised device|End-to-end encryption may not protect you from a compromised device]]
   * [[#Instant message or SMS-like apps|Instant message or SMS-like apps]]   * [[#Instant message or SMS-like apps|Instant message or SMS-like apps]]
-    * [[#Matrix / Riot.im|Matrix / Riot.im]]+    * [[#Matrix / Element (used to be called Riot.im)|Matrix / Element (used to be called Riot.im)]]
     * [[#Signal|Signal]]     * [[#Signal|Signal]]
     * [[#WhatsApp|WhatsApp]]     * [[#WhatsApp|WhatsApp]]
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 Unlike email, none of these are interoperable, meaning that, if you want to use one of them, the people you want to talk with need to use that service too. Conversely, if the people you speak with each prefer a different service, you may have to sign up to multiple services, so you can chat with each of them. Unlike email, none of these are interoperable, meaning that, if you want to use one of them, the people you want to talk with need to use that service too. Conversely, if the people you speak with each prefer a different service, you may have to sign up to multiple services, so you can chat with each of them.
  
-====Matrix / Riot.im ====+====Matrix / Element (used to be called Riot.im====
  
-[[https://www.matrix.org|Matrix]] offers a [[https://riot.im/app/|web interface]], as well as [[https://about.riot.im|native applications (e.g. for macOS, iOS, and Android)]].+[[https://www.matrix.org|Matrix]] offers a [[https://element.io|web interface]], as well as [[https://element.io/get-started|native applications (e.g. for macOS, iOS, and Android)]].
  
-It offers text-based change, as well as file transfer, and voice and video calls. Unfortunately, the user experience is not brilliant for non-technical users, especially if you want to use end-to-end encryption.+It offers text-based chats between individuals and groups, as well as file transfer, and voice and video calls.
  
-It offers end-to-end encryption. Currentlythis is off by defaultbut indications are that this will soon change to on by default.+It offers end-to-end encryption across devicesmobile phones and web interfaceallowing for easy synchronisation of the encryption keys through QR codes or emoji
  
 You can run your own server, if you wish (a bit like email), or else you can sign up to someone else's server, such as the project's own matrix.org server. You can run your own server, if you wish (a bit like email), or else you can sign up to someone else's server, such as the project's own matrix.org server.
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