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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


  1. Martin Kaba
    11:17 pm on May 27th, 2009

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

  2. rai
    9:45 am on October 28th, 2009


    you may want to check the one i made…



  3. Mimmi
    12:11 pm on January 2nd, 2010

    yes sure RAI

  4. Rahul
    9:26 pm on March 18th, 2010

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

  5. genru
    4:51 am on May 19th, 2010

    do you have any downloadable link for this chat module

  6. Martin Kaba
    10:18 am on May 19th, 2010

    @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.

  7. Ryan
    11:07 pm on July 7th, 2010

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

  8. BlogJunky
    4:25 pm on July 24th, 2010

    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!

  9. Digital Mirror Solution
    8:48 am on October 27th, 2010

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

  10. neo
    6:33 pm on December 20th, 2010

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