# Chat

# Matrix

If synchronous chat is your go-to for discussions and help on dev topics, there are several Matrix channels on ipfs.io dedicated to IPFS and related topic, it’s a great place for live chat:

# Discord

The IPFS Matrix and Discord communities are mostly bridged. If you'd prefer to use Discord instead of Matrix, simply join here (opens new window)!

# Matrix and the forums

For longer-lived discussions and for support, please use the discussion forums at https://discuss.ipfs.io (opens new window) instead! It’s easy for complex discussions to get lost in a sea of new messages on chat, and posting longer discussions and support requests on the forums help future visitors, too.

# Getting started with Matrix

If you’re new to Matrix, there are lots of mobile and desktop clients for working with it. Here are a few to get you started: