Matrix messaging client



Flatpak (recommended)

Fractal is available via Flatpak:

Software should open the .flatpakref file and install it.

Alternatively use the command below:

flatpak install


Your software distribution may offer you packages for Fractal:

Building from source

Download tarballs of latest release.

Alternatively, clone latest development code using git:

git clone

See file for futher instructions.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Does Fractal have encryption support? Will it ever?

Fractal does not currently have encryption support, but does plan to implement it some day. There are details about the encryption flow for the Matrix team to work out, and bindings for the encryption library, olm, need to be created.

  • Can I run Fractal with the window closed?

Currently Fractal does not support this. Fractal is a GNOME application, and accordingly adheres GNOME guidelines and paradigms. This will be revisited if or when GNOME gets a "Do Not Disturb" feature.

Getting in touch

Talk with our user and developer community via our:

Bug reporting

Test Fractal and its development version and submit your issues:


Creating or improving:


Contribute code to fix existing bugs:

People behind Fractal

Maintainer: Daniel GarcĂ­a Moreno (danigm)

Apps/Fractal (last edited 2018-05-22 20:13:37 by ChristopherDavis)