Redesigning Matrix/Riot chat

A bit of history

Design prototype and video preview

Video walkthrough of the new UI


New layout and main timeline

Main timeline with reactions, mentions, link previews
Autocompletion for user mentions and commands


New login screen

We like mountains

My stuff

Guest mode

Anyone can read public communities and rooms on the web, but not interact until logged in

Search results and mentions

Search results across contacts, rooms and messages (with context)
Mentions panel — mentions pills also have the mini-avatar

Next steps

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Jouni Helminen

London based Design Lead. Interested in design, machine learning, music, science.