Matrix is an open protocol for real-time communication. It can be used with various programs (also called "clients") to send text messages and make audio or video calls. End-to-end encryption is active by default, and it doesn't matter which operator the other user is registered with. Users can communicate with other KIT users as well as with users at other institutions which operate a Matrix instance, e.g. TU Dresden. It is also possible to communicate with private persons using Matrix via matrix.org.
Since July, Matrix has already been made available at KIT as a test run. Productive operation will start on October 15, 2022.
To make it as easy as possible to get started, KIT provides a client as an Internet page. You can reach it at element.matrix.kit.edu.
Detailed documentation and help pages with illustrations are available at help.matrix.kit.edu.
Service description: Matrix