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KDE is officially using Matrix for collaboration within the community. Matrix is an open protocol and network for decentralized communication. It provides all the features you would expect from a modern chat system: infinite scrollback, file transfer, typing notifications, read receipts, etc. It even provides end-to-end encryption for privacy (for private conversations).

Furthermore, Matrix natively supports bridges to other protocols, such as IRC where KDE also has channels. This means that you can use a Matrix client to join and use IRC channels as if they were Matrix rooms.

Getting Started

See the "Try Matrix" page created by the Matrix Foundation, which has a walk-through of how to start chatting with Matrix.

While registrations on the KDE Matrix homeserver are closed, you can register on any Matrix homeserver and you will be able to talk to anyone using Matrix.

You should pick a homeserver from this list of public homeservers. The official homeserver is also available, but it will be slower due to its high number of users.

After registration you may use any Matrix website to log in, but KDE provides an instance of Element Web hosted at (Registering an account here is disabled, create an account from other webserver and login here ) that you can use anytime to log in no matter where you registered your account.

To log in to the KDE Matrix Webchat with an account from a different homeserver, use your full instead of your plain username, like so:

You may also use any desktop or mobile Matrix client. KDE provides a Matrix client that you can use called NeoChat.

Support for KDE Matrix servers

You can ask questions related to Matrix over the room. If you need help with the IRC integration in Matrix, see the Matrix/IRC Help page.


If your Matrix client supports browsing spaces (like Element) then you can join the KDE Matrix Space which lets you join it's rooms easily.


Here is a list of rooms maintained by the KDE Matrix Team or KDE-adjacent rooms.

You can use to create easy-to-use invite links (like these ↓) to rooms.


Name Description
KDE New Contributors Ask questions about contributing to KDE. Do you want to start contributing to KDE? Then this is the Matrix room for you.
KDE Share your experience with KDE! The KDE user support Matrix room.
KDE Eco Join the KDE Eco discussions about sustainability and efficiency in software design.


Name Description
Plasma Desktop Find out more about KDE's desktop environment here.
Plasma Mobile Plasma Mobile developers, users and other interested people.


Name Description
Kirigami QML based Convergent User Interface framework.
KWin KWin development channel.
KDE Android KDE software on Android.
Maui Project A free and modular front-end framework for developing user experiences.
KDE Mac KDE software on macOS,.
KDE Windows KDE software on Windows.


Name Description
Debian KDE KDE software on Debian.
Fedora KDE KDE software on Fedora.
Gentoo KDE KDE software on Gentoo.
KaOS KDE software on KaOS.
KDE for FreeBSD KDE software on FreeBSD.
KDE neon Development KDE neon development.
KDE neon Users User support for KDE neon.
Kubuntu KDE software on Kubuntu.
Kubuntu (Spanish Community) Spanish-speaking community on Kubuntu.
Mageia KDE software on Mageia.
openSUSE KDE KDE software on openSUSE.
Ubuntu Studio Ubuntu Studio development.
Ubuntu Studio Café (offtopic) Off-topic Ubuntu Studio chat.


Name Description
KDE Development KDE developers discuss technical stuff here.
KDE Visual Design Group Visual designers and Graphic artists discuss the look and feel of KDE software here.
KDE Promo The people from the work group that does promotion and communication with the outside world hang out here.
KDE Multimedia KDE Multimedia developers.
KDE www Managing websites and displaying the best the KDE Community has to offer.
KDE Games For the suite of KDE games.
Localization The main localization team for all your translation needs.
KDE Bugsquad The main room for bug reporters, testers and triagers.
Packaging KDE Flatpaks To assist in packaging KDE apps as flatpaks.
Packaging KDE on Yocto To assist in packaging KDE apps on Yocto.


Here is a list of individual applications that have their own Matrix rooms:

Name Description
Akonadi The personal information management framework.
Amarok A classic music player.
Artikulate Train your pronunciation!
Basket For discussing the multi-purpose note-taking application.
Calligra Previously known as the KOffice Suite.
Cantor Frontend for mathematical software.
Discover KDE software centre.
Dolphin A file manager and KIO related subjects.
Elisa Simple music player aiming to provide a nice experience for its users.
GCompris Educational software for children.
KDE Connect Connects all your devices.
KDE Partition Manager KDE Partition Manager and KPMcore.
KEXI Manage your databases.
KMyMoney Manage your finances.
KPhotoAlbum Manage your photo collection.
KStars View constellations from your computer.
Kate The advanced plain text editor.
Kdenlive The room where we discuss KDE's professional video editor.
Kirogi Control drones.
Kontact The Akonadi-based PIM suite.
Konversation A user-friendly IRC client.
Krita Professional painting program.
LabPlot Data Visualization and Analysis
Marble The map/globe viewer with OpenStreetMap integration.
Marknote A simple markdown note management app
Okular The most powerful open-source PDF reader.
Subtitle Composer The configurable subtitle editor/translator.
Yakuake A fancy drop-down terminal.


KDE Energy Efficiency (KDE Eco)
KDE e.V. Fundraising Working Group
KDE Accessibility
KDE Goal: It's all about the apps
KDE Mentorship Programs
KDE is Privacy
KDE Quality
KDE Season of Code
KDE Season of Docs
KDE Women
KDE Is Inclusive

Global Communities

See Global Communities for a list of communication channels, including Matrix, by community and language.

See also

Mailing list (information)

External links

Mailing lists