Matrix Spaces

Documentation covering from basic usage and creation of spaces to space management.

Understanding Matrix Spaces

Matrix Spaces are a way to group multiple rooms together. Rooms can be in multiple spaces at once, and spaces themselves can also be included within other spaces.

Much like rooms, Spaces can be made available publicly or kept private. From the Element Matrix clients, Element Web or Element Mobile / Desktop Apps, spaces can be found within the vertical navigation menu along the left. When viewing a space, all rooms and chats are filtered to show you only those within the selected space.

What's Next?

Getting Started

To start learning the basics of creating and using rooms, check our 'Getting Started' series of docs on the subject, starting with Creating a Space.

Getting Started: Creating a Space

Disclaimer: This guide refers to using the Element Matrix clients, Element Web or Element Desktop apps

You can create a space by clicking the + Create a space button, located at the bottom of the vertical navigation menu on the left when using the Element Web App.

Starting a New Space

After clicking Create a space, you will be presented with the Create a space prompt, from here you need to first choose whether the space should be Public or Private. You will then need to fill in the required details to create your space: