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Add Facebook-like Chat to your Website with the jQuery Chat Module

If you like the Facebook type of chat and want something similar on your website, then this jQuery chat module is exactly what you are looking for. Though it lacks rosters, you can’t see which users are online, it is rather easy to implement.
[update] How it effectively functions, I can’t say. I haven’t tested it (but the comments on the developer’s site are comportable).

It’s features include;

- Gmail style bottom right display of chat boxes
- Keeps chat boxes open and stores state (data) even when pages are browsed/refreshed similar to Facebook
- Displays “Sent at…” after 3 minutes of inactivity
- Displays “X says…” & blinks chat boxes when window is not in focus
- Minimize and close chat boxes
- Auto-resize of text input box
- Auto-scrolling of chat text
- Auto-back-off polling policy (hits the server less-often when chat activity is low)
- Extremely simple to integrate into existing site

It is compatible with all the popular browsers out there, from Firefox 2+ to Opera 9+, via Internet Explorer 6+ and Safari 2
Update 2: I’ve used this Facebook-like jQuery on a couple of projects and it works pretty well. Its compatible even with the most current version of Firefox, Chrome, Opera. Issues arise with Internet Explorer 8. For instruction on how to get this script on your website, hit the link below and follow the instructions.

jQuery Chat Module script is released under the GNU/GPL license for non-commercial purposes. For commercial purposes, buy a license.

via [Anant Garg] Demo Link

  • http://twitter.com/kabatology/status/1939779029 Martin Kaba

    Add Facebook-like Chat to your Website with the jQuery Chat Module http://tinyurl.com/psrfwl

  • http://bostsip.blogspot.com rai

    hi,

    you may want to check the one i made…

    [http://bostsip.blogspot.com/2009/10/facebook-like-chat.html]

    cheers!

  • http://ROL096985 Mimmi

    yes sure RAI

  • http://arjun.com.np Rahul

    I found a better webchat at http://lins.com.np/demo/im. you need to check it out once. its really cool.

  • http://nanuri-sharing.co.cc genru

    do you have any downloadable link for this chat module

  • http://www.kabatology.com/ Martin Kaba

    @Genru: The is a guide at Anant Garg’s ( the owner) blog, its rather easy to do, you’ll have to copy and paste a few lines of code.

  • Ryan

    How does the server side code need to handle the connections? Open-read-respond-close?

  • BlogJunky

    The fastest way to add Gmail or Facebook like chat to any website is to use a free trial of Presence Bar (http://presencebar.com) They give just one line of JS code and the chat bar will start appearing on your website!

  • http://www.digitalmirrorsolution.com Digital Mirror Solution

    still any one have free link about facebook / gmail style chat ? it should be work in asp.net. thanks

  • neo

    this is great i want to have a facebook like chat on my site