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Format messages

Write and read messages#

Messages can be sent with the Enter key. For a line break press Shift + Enter.

Explanation of the symbols in the text input line

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 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:

result to type
Bold **Bold**
Italic _Italic_
| quote > quote
Heading 1 # Heading 1
Heading 2 ## Heading 2
Matrix Help [Matrix Help](
TUD ![envs](
list entries * list entry
* list entry
* list entry
numbered lists 1. numbered list
2. numbered list
3. numbered list

The current MarkDown specification can be found here.

The input of LaTeX formulas is currently not supported, but has already been requested: Alternatively, an integration can be used to create a hedgedoc (e.g. at, 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 ":"

Opened Emoji menu

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.

Mark the jump to the last unread message button

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.

Marking of the button jumping to the newest message

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: