The main benefits of using Matrix over Telegram/Discord/etc. are:
FvA still provides spaces on Telegram/Discord/etc. for increasing the online reach of our signal boosts. The Matrix server is probably most useful for having online chats that require more privacy. Or for experimenting with switching away from corporate chat tools.
Contact us to make an account. Please provide us with your desired username in the email.
The server is closed to registrations. It is invite only & accounts must be created manually. The server has federation turned off so as to avoid any leaking of metadata while we are still testing. The synapse instance uses this config which can be read by anyone to help us improve our security & privacy settings.
After you contacted us for an account, we will provide you with a username and a one time login password.
matrix.fva.wtfas their custom homeserver.
![Matrix Login 1](https://fva.wtf/images/mycorrhiza/matrix-login-1.png)
![Matrix Login 2](https://fva.wtf/images/mycorrhiza/matrix-login-2.png)
![Matrix Login 3](https://fva.wtf/images/mycorrhiza/matrix-login-3.png)
![Matrix Login 4](https://fva.wtf/images/mycorrhiza/matrix-login-4.png)
![Matrix Guide Login Screen](https://fva.wtf/images/matrix-guide-login-screen)
all settings > security & privacy > secure backup
all settings > general
all settings > labs
all settings > general > manage integrations
Spaces are groups of chat rooms. They can be private or public. See this guide for help on how to create spaces. Private spaces are handy if you want to have chat rooms which are invite-only but then easily manageable by the collective. You should invite other collective members to the space and not just the individual rooms. It is also useful to remember to make all collective members admin so that this work can be shared.
Element is the simplest to install and use. We recommend it. You can install it on your phone or laptop. It supports all major platforms.
They're still working on it but there are work-arounds if you have time and don't mind diving into some technical details.
Yes, you have two options:
If you do not have a personal Telegram/Signal account, then you cannot directly message users on those platforms with your Matrix account.
If you do have a personal Telegram/Signal account