Is there a library for showing a chat on Android?

Required features:

  • only the GUI part of the chat-feature
  • overview over all chats
  • a chat, something like WhatsApp is showing.
  • should not conflict with material design too much
  • managed in Views and/or Fragments, not entire Activities (used in Navigation Drawer)
  • binding via some customizable adapter

Features that would be nice to have:

  • free
  • open source/GitHub
  • archiving chats
  • emoticons

Not needed:

  • support pre API level 14
  • other message types than text (no audios, images, locations, ...)
  • group chats

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