Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin - Computer and Media Service


Matrix is chat network with high encryption standards. With it you can either send messages directly to one person or to several persons inside a chatroom. The HU is using Element as client software to access Matrix. It can be used from within a web browser or by installing a dedicated software to your computer or mobile device.

Element Web Access

You can access Matrix via the Element frontend by simply using the following address: Any up-to-date browser will do. No installation is required.

HU members can login via their HU accounts (SSO).

Desktop and Mobile Clients

Alternatively, you can find desktop and mobile clients for installation on the official Element download page. Please scroll down to see the different versions.

English Manual

The ETH Zürich has created an English manual for Element. You can refer to the site for your first steps in Element.

English FAQ

An official English FAQ can be found under: