Google have suspended Element in the Play Store without notifying us; we're reaching out to find out what's going on. Apologies for the inconvenience; in the interim there's https://f-droid.org/en/packages/im.vector.app/ but it's a few versions behind. We'll post updates here.
You're based in the UK right?
In the EU that's illegal right now. Platform to Business regulations:
@matrix well Elon Musk recently tweeted to not use Discord, so maybe something similar is happening to Signal. Has there been an upsurge in usage?
@matrix I am not an Andoid user to be affected by this but apparently you install the latest APK directly via the artifacts tab here: https://buildkite.com/matrix-dot-org/element-android/builds/1124#f76730c7-5da8-4c3b-93b0-3ffb9de8f5a1 hope its helpful
You forgot to add a "I am not a terrorist" checkbox on the Element registration screen.
How else are they su;pposed to know that XMPP isn't being used for child porn lovin', jihadist enemies of the state?
You can get the latest CI builds of element android by adding this F-Droid repository - https://fdroid.krombel.de/riotx-dev-fdroid?fingerprint=FD146EF30FA9F8F075BDCD9F02F069D22061B1DF7CC90E90821750A7184BF53D
Isn't banning the element app (presumably because somebody's hosting a server with bad content) the same as if they were to ban Firefox because somebody hosts a bad website‽
Absolute insanity - and thanks to everyone for pointing out Fdroid exists, having a good look there now!
You'll likely have to take legal action, and use social media leverage to get anywhere with an appeal.