Write and read messages#
Messages can be sent with the Enter key. For a line break press Shift + Enter.
files (also images) can be sent up to a size of 100MB. For this purpose the paper clip must be selected. The sidebar with the document symbol shows the files within a room. Larger files can be shared via the envs.sh nullpointer and a share link.
Using text formatted in the markup language MarkDown, messages can also be formatted in Matrix Element. Here are some examples:
The current MarkDown specification can be found here.
The input of LaTeX formulas is currently not supported, but has already been requested: https://github.com/vector-im/element-web/issues/1945 Alternatively, an integration can be used to create a hedgedoc (e.g. at https://hedgedoc.envs.net/), in which LaTeX can be used.
Hashtags can be used to make terms easier to find in the search.
Smileys can be reached with a starting colon ":"
If there are more unread messages in a room than the screen can display, clicking on the icon to the right of the central content with a triangle pointing up and a dot pointing up will make you jump to the oldest unread message.
Similarly, you can jump to the latest timestamp of a conversation by clicking on the triangle at the bottom of a circle on the right edge of the central content page.
A theme-based presentation (also called "threading") that is similarly good as Zulip (by themes in each room/group/stream/channel) or in other programs by using a 3rd column does not exist with Matrix/Element, but is available as a wish: https://github.com/vector-im/element-web/issues/2349