Matrix Vs Others

Here is a comparison grid of Matrix Vs other messengers.

Criteria Matrix Signal Telegram Whatsapp Discord
Markdown support Full vanilla markdown support No No No Partial (with custom tags)
Open-Source Fully Libre Fully Libre Only client, server is proprietary No No
Self-Hostable Yes Yes With unofficial implementations No No
Instant account deletion Yes Yes Yes Yes No (15 days)
Jurisdiction Homeserver country US US US US
End To End Encryption Yes Yes Only in secret chats No way to see (claimed same as signal) No
Parent Matrix Foundation Signal Foundation Telegram Messenger Inc. Facebook Inc. Discord Inc.
Federation Supported Yes No No No No