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 25MB. 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 cloudstore of TU Dresden and a share link.

Using text formatted in the markup language MarkDown, messages can also be formatted in Matrix Element. Here are some examples:

resultto type
| quote> quote
Heading 1# Heading 1
Heading 2## Heading 2
Matrix Help[Matrix Help](https://doc.matrix.tu-dresden.de/)
list entries* list entry
* list entry
* list entry
numbered lists1. numbered list
2. numbered list
3. numbered list

The current MarkDown specification can be found here.

The input of LaTeX formulas is currently supported as lab functionality and has to be activated from the messaging partner as well to display LaTeX formular correctly.

Hashtags can be used to make terms easier to find in the search.

Emojis can be reached with a starting colon “:” and at least two further characters. If you do not know the names of your preferred emojis you could click on the smiley-icon on the right of the message-entry-row and choose from the offers there.

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”) is now available in Element as well.

Text and images are licensed under CC BY-SA 4.0.