BIDP and Element Instant Messaging

We are developing some additional contacts for executive secretary and shop. To connect, you will need internet and Element instant messaging (was Riot).

Element does messaging, voice/video calls and conference calls and more. It is free and open source software. It works simultanously on phone and desktop/laptop, allowing big screen and keyboard. You can set up your own addresses or rooms using Element to connect with your family or work people, and access the many interest group pages that exist.

To use Element, kindly take your browser to play store or (get element then mobile>google play), install Element instant messaging on phone (~22Mb download, ~80Mb install for Android) or other device (ie laptop) that has camera and sound and internet access, then create an account giving user name (Use only a-z 0-9 . and _) and password. Next do 'not a robot'. Then give your email address. When done, they will send you an email asking you to click to confirm your account (if email is not seen in seconds, check your spam folder). Then open Element again, give them a passphrase (ie 'mycatisblack', record the key in a text file in your home directory (ie drop it in notepad, save in home folder like 'element-key.txt') note your account info near top left and connect to our public pages.

When you add the jitsi conference call app, if not yet installed, download jitsi and continue.

Executive secretary is on and Shop is on