How to link to a Fedora Chat matrix room

This isn’t a policy, it’s just documenting something.

If you are in a room and want to send it to someone and pick “Copy Link” from the invite menu, you will get a link like this:

If you follow that link, you’ll be invited to join with various clients, but none of them are the chat.fedoraproject.org web client. But, if you add ?web-instance[element.io]=chat.fedoraproject.org to the end, et voilà.

I have an issue in with the Element Web project to make these links be the default (Allow "copy room link" to get a URL from our web client to point people _back_ to our own client · Issue #19082 · vector-im/element-web · GitHub), but I don’t think that’ll happen soon. So in the meantime, make sure to add the magic incantation when sharing links (and especially when documenting them).

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Thanks for the info!

Out of curiosity, is this instance permanent and viable? I’d like to switch to it.

I just signed up and it’s working very well so far.

Yes, it’s permanent. It’s basically a soft-launch at this point (see Official launch checklist).