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NeoChat is a Matrix client. It allows you to send text messages, videos and audio files to your family, colleagues and friends using the Matrix protocol.

Matrix is a decentralized communication protocol, putting the user back in control. Currently NeoChat implements large part of the protocol with the exception of encrypted chats and video chat.

NeoChat works both on mobile and desktop while providing a consistent user experience.

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  • Stable version. Generated from the latest version of the stable branch. Contains the latest bugfixes.
  • Unstable version. Generated from the latest version of the development branch.

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22.06 2022-06-24

This release brings you various small bugfixes and improvements:

  • Sending of typing notifications can now be disabled.
  • In the room list, the scrollbar will now disappear correctly when it is not needed.
  • On wayland, NeoChat will now raise correctly when clicking on a notification.
  • Several bugs have been fixed that would sometimes cause messages containing markdown and/or HTML elements to be sent incorrectly.
  • The quick switcher can now be controlled using the mouse.
  • There is now an option to disable automatic room sidebar opening when resizing the window.
  • Creation of custom emojis has been fixed.
  • Editing or replying to the last message using the keyboard shortcuts now works correctly.
  • When switching between rooms using the keyboard, the switching direction is now correct.
22.04 2022-04-26
NeoChat now lets you filter and enter a room directly from KRunner (Plasma Search). Aside from that there is also various bug fixes regarding the typing notifications.
22.02 2022-02-09

NeoChat 22.02 focus on stability and adds a few quality of life improvements

  • Add support for minimizing to system tray on startup
  • Improved internet connectivity check
  • Add support for sharing images and files with other apps (Nextcloud, Imgur, ...)
  • Implement adding labels for account. This allow for an easier organization when using multiple accounts.
  • Redesign of our config dialogs to follow the new Plasma System Settings style
  • Fix various others issues and small feature requests. Decreasing the total amount of open issues by 20%.
21.12 2021-12-07

NeoChat 21.12 brings lots of new features and fixes

  • Solved various problems related to login, logout and account switching
  • Fixed a few problems in the timeline layout
  • Added Spell checking while writing a message
  • Improved Settings pages
  • Many improvements to the android and general mobile support
  • Show blurhashes while images load
  • Support showing custom emojis
  • Added a global menu
  • Added support for spoilers
  • Added a quick switcher to switch between rooms
  • Added support for an optional fancy blur background effect
  • Resizable left and right drawers
  • Added Syntax highlighting in raw json messages
  • Better wayland support
  • Improved file reception and download
1.2.0 2021-06-01

NeoChat 1.2 brings a major redesign of the user interface. The chat page is now using bubbles for the messages and the input component was completely rewritten with a nicer look as well.

It's now possible to send custom reactions by replying to a comment with /react <message>.

NeoChat now supports opening Matrix URIs from your browser.

1.1.1 2021-02-23
1.1.0 2021-02-22

Probably the highlight of this release is the completely new login page. It detects the server configuration based on your Matrix Id. This allows you to login to servers requiring Single Sign On (SSO) (like the Mozilla or the incoming Fedora Matrix instance).

Servers that require agreeing to the TOS before usage are correctly detected now and redirect to their TOS webpage, allowing the user to agree to them instead of silently failing to load the account.

It is now possible to open a room into a new window. This allows you to view and interact with multiple rooms at the same time.

We added a few commands to NeoChat (/shrug, /lenny, /join, /ignore, ...).

We improved the Plasma integration a bit. Now the number of unread messages is displayed in the Plasma Taskbar.

1.0.1 2021-01-13

This version fixes several bugs.

  • NeoChat doesn't require a .well-know configuration in the server to work.
  • Edited messages won't show up duplicated anymore.
  • Various graphic glitches have been fixed.
  • NeoChat now ask for consent to terms and conditions if required instead of displaying nothing.
  • Users avatar in the room list are now displayed correctly.
  • Fix image saving
1.0 2020-12-23
Initial release of NeoChat, the KDE matrix client.