Decentralized Matrix messaging network says it now has 115M users

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The squad down nan Matrix unfastened modular and real-time connection protocol has announced nan merchandise of its 2nd awesome version, bringing end-to-end encryption to group VoIP, faster loading times, and more.

Additionally, nan Synapse open-source Matrix homeserver's opt-in usage reporting indicates that unsocial matrix IDs connected nan nationalist web person surpassed 115 million, indicating monolithic maturation of nan protocol.

This maturation is astir doubled from its 60 cardinal users successful July 2022, which by itself marked a 79% summation from nan summertime of 2021.

"The Matrix ecosystem is thriving," stated nan foundation's method co-founder, Matthew Hodgson, successful a property merchandise sent to BleepingComputer.

"More and much Matrix-based products and services are coming to marketplace successful consequence to accelerated maturation astatine each level; from governments and awesome nationalist assemblage organizations to enterprises, businesses and mundane people."

Matrix 2.0 features

Matrix 2.0 brings awesome changes compared to nan first type of nan protocol, introducing functionality-expanding and performance-improving features.

First, nan long-requested support for scalable autochthonal group VoIP pinch afloat end-to-end encryption support has been implemented and tin grip ample convention calls pinch hundreds of participants.

Another item of nan caller merchandise is Sliding Sync, an wholly caller sync API that loads only nan basal interface rendering data, helping velocity up nan process of first syncing and logging in, which has historically been a symptom for Matrix users.

The Matrix Foundation claims that this Sliding Sync makes customer apps utilizing nan protocol faster than iMessage, WhatsApp, and Telegram.

Another standout characteristic of Matrix 2.0 is nan transition to industry-standard OpenID Connect authentication protocol, embracing interoperability potential, endeavor readiness, and amended information (built connected OAuth 2.0).

Finally, nan announcement highlights faster room joining achieved done a system of ‘lazy-loading' implemented connected nan customer API that makes nan loading of resources a batch much businesslike and quicker.

Get started pinch an app

Although galore clients usage nan Matrix protocol, nan instauration suggests caller users prime up nan ElementX app, which incorporates each nan latest features and reflects what Matrix 2.0 tin achieve.

The Element X is simply a stripped-down messenger app built based connected nan standard Element but wholly rewritten for performance.

Element X web and mobile clientsElement X web and mobile clients
Source: Element X

Element is utilized by entities wherever information of communications is critical, for illustration NATO, nan United Nations, nan US Department of Defense, nan German Armed Forces, nan Armed Forces of Ukraine, nan UK Ministry of Defense, and nan French Government.

That is to opportunity that Element's security follows a precocious standard, contempt nan odd hiccups.

Other chat apps supporting nan Matrix protocol are Nheko, FluffyChat, Fractal, Quaternion, Spectral, Hydrogen, and NeoChat, truthful options abound.