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Sidebar Settings

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

Accessing Sidebar Settings

You can change your Matrix account settings by clicking your profile icon in the top left of the Element client. By default, this will be a coloured circle with the first letter of your Matrix ID. From the presented drop-down menu, you'll be able to jump into specific settings straight away, or access All Settings. Clicking All Settings will take you first to General settings, click Sidebar in the vertical navigation menu on the left to open Sidebar settings.

Info: The below setting layout / order may change in subsequent client updates, however generally most settings will still perform the same function.

Sidebar Settings

The sidebar settings controls what Spaces to show down the sidebar on the left.

Home: Home is useful for getting an overview of everything.

  • Show all rooms: Show all your rooms in Home, even if they're in a space.

Favourites: Group all your favourite rooms and people in one place.

People: Group all your people in one place.

Rooms outside of a space: Group all your rooms that aren't part of a space in one place.

See the below example of a sidebar with these options enabled: