Fractal – matrix client for GNOME

Fractal is a Matrix messaging app for GNOME.

Its interface is optimized for collaboration in large groups, such as free software projects.

The developers are in the process of rewriting Fractal from scratch using GTK4 and the matrix-rust-sdk.

Features include:

  • Room directory.
  • Search joined rooms.
  • Room user list
  • Display room description.
  • Edit room description.
  • Highlights.
  • Send read.
  • Sending invites.
  • Accepting invites.
  • Typing notification.
  • Attachment uploading and downloading.
  • Send formatted messages in Markdown.
  • Redacting.

Support: GitLab Code Repository
Developer: Daniel GarcĂ­a Moreno and contributors
License: GNU General Public License v3.0


Fractal is written in Rust. Learn Rust with our recommended free books and free tutorials.

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L P Lugi Espenlaub
L P Lugi Espenlaub
1 year ago

All this is great, but I am a single Ubuntu Studio user who wants access to the # or @ GnuCash chat room. I am stopped at the “What is your Provider?” It wants a domain. I have no idea from about an hour of bouncing from one Health Provider or GNOME site on how to install it to another. I will only need access in the rare case GnuCash acts up, so paying for some high priced health industry “provider” seems unreasonable.
Can someone provide a pointer or the instructions for what exactly an individual user of a GNOME based application is to do at this fill in “Matrix provider domain, e.g.” since leaving it empty is not acceptable.

Nigel Slater
Nigel Slater
1 year ago

It seems your issue has nothing really to do with Linux or Fractal but rather about how to use Matrix. Hence you’d be better to post your question to Matrix itself. Good luck.