How to start a private chat

How to start a private chat

Use this guide to quickly enjoy the freedom using a Matrix powered chat app!

Use this guide to start a conversation with Riot. We'll use Riot on Windows as an example, the procedure for mobile phones is quite similar.

1. Open the Riot app

When you open the app you might see a screen similar like this:

2. Download the app

Click the little + sign, circled in red.

3. Look for someone to talk to

Type your contacts handle into the search box. A handle is similar to an email address, something like @contact:homeserver.org

4. Start a conversation

When you found your contact, all that's left is, Say hi!