Riot is built on top of Matrix. Matrix is an open network for secure, decentralized communication delivering a community of users,bridged networks, integrated bots and applications plus full end-to-end encryption. Riot allows teams to communicate across a wide range of collaboration apps. If some team members use Riot while others use IRC, Slack or Gitter, Riot will allow these team members to seamlessly work together. Riot offers the richest network of communication bridges.