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Install Riot on Mac
Install Riot on Mac
Use this guide to quickly enjoy the freedom using a Matrix powered chat app!
On the downloads page click ... link to start downloading the installer.
After clicking the download link, choose Save File. In most cases the installer will be saved to your "Downloads" folder.
When the download is finished, open the .dmg file
A window will open with the Riot app and a shortcut to your Applications folder
You can drag the Riot app on to the Applications folder shortcut, doing this will start the installation.
Once the installation is done, you can start up Riot
We assume you are a first timer, so click the green button Register account, to get started!
Before registering, check the homeserver you are registering with. The default will be matrix.org (the homserver hosted by the core matrix team). You are free to join any homeserver you like. However, for this purpose we show you how to register with our publicly hosted homeserver, oblak.be, so click the change button.
Remove the default homeserver and fill the field below Homeserver URL with https://oblak.be . Then click Next
Finally time to choose a username, a bit like choosing a new email address or twitter handle. In the example we register tintin , on the oblak.be homeserver. Thus, the Matrix account for Tintin will be written as @tintin:oblak.be
Choose a strong password to secure your account and leave the email field blank for added privacy. When you are satisfied with the setting click Register. Almost done!
If you don't specify an email address Riot will generate a warning which you can safely ignore. Just click Continue one more time.
For extra security you can set up encryption
The easiest way to do this is to click open the advanced tab
Now click on Set up with a recovery key
You can download a copy of your key or save it somewhere you can remember, after you have done that, the next window will appear
If you have copied your key, you can click Continue