# Chat & Discussion Forums
The Filecoin community is active and here to answer your questions in your channel of choice.
# Chat (Slack or Matrix)
For shorter-lived discussions, our community chat open to all on both Slack and Matrix, with bridged channels allowing you to particate in the same conversations from either platform:
# Discussion Forums
For long-lived discussions and for support, please use the discussion forums at https://discuss.filecoin.io/ instead of Slack or Matrix. It’s easy for complex discussions to get lost in a sea of new messages on those chat platforms, and posting longer discussions and support requests on the forums helps future visitors, too.