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Questions tagged [chat]

Use this tag when seeking software recommendations to relay instant text messages over the Internet, either between individual or to a private or public group.

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Voice/Text Chat for High School Esports

I’m looking for a free text/voice chat platform appropriate for a high-school-affiliated esports team with multiple channel support, and moderation features. Web, mobile, and/or desktop clients are ...
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Camouflaged chat app for Android (does not look like a chat app)

I have a scenario where a client needs to have an app to chat with someone without anyone else being able to know, cursorily, that an app is a communication app or has the ability to provide ...
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Looking for E2E encrypted voice chat without sockets

I am working for a big corporation from a remote location. The default for voice chat is Skype, which works most of the time alright. Unfortunately because of the VPNs, Firewalls and other networking ...
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PC/Desktop IM Client that Supports GIFs via GIPHY?

I'm looking for an IM/chat client that will work on Windows which can connect to multiple services and meets the following criteria: Allows to add accounts from other services (e.g. Facebook, ...
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Reputable and reliable web service that integrates email + chat similar to Gmail/Hangouts?

Google has been fumbling again and again in recent weeks. Just now, it opened a stupid "upload your profile picture" window that wouldn't go away because apparently the UI doesn't understand what the ...
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ChatBot service providers that use the official WhatsApp Business API

WhatsApp released earlier this month the official API for its Business version. Most of the WhatsApp integrations that are avaialble are based on hacks. Which ones now provide services/products based ...
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live chat plugin for a website

Firstly sorry, this is bit of a vague question. I am trying to research on different live chat plugins available out there to add into a website (e.g testwebsite.com). The plugin will need to have a ...
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How to make a bank chatbot in Android application

I want to add a chatbot in my Android application to make bank services for the users I looked for it alot but I couldn't found a library to do it , I also tried using API.ai and IBM Watson but I ...
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Windows application better than Skype

Skype used to be fantastic, but has been gradually strangled over the past few years, and now it is unreliable; the latest changes are ridiculous. I need to leave. Is there another Windows program ...
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Gateway for StackExchange chat?

StackExchange is a proprietary Q/A network owned by the Facebook guys. It provides a chat network. That chat network is chock full of experts, usually of the Slack and Discord-using varieties that can'...
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Free software like Telegram plus Wiki

I'm searching for a software like Telegram and Wiki that: Supporting Channel: You could add a post and followers will notify about it. Supporting Group: Followers can communicate with each other in ...
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simple lightweight reliable method to send notifications to ubuntu over internet

Me and my friend are using Ubuntu 16.04 I want to have a method to send a notification to her laptop. She is not so experienced with Linux so It's better to be very easy to setup. I want it to be ...
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Online tool to encrypt/decrypt messages for chatting in privacy

Is there an online tool to encrypt and decrypt messages, so that it is possible to use a general purpose chat service (such as Facebook Messenger or WhatsApp) with relative privacy? For example I ...
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Software to develop a chatbot that uses data from Elasticsearch

I'm currently taking a look at chatbot development. The plan is to have a chatbot on our website that can answer questions. We also want to see if its possible to have a chatbot which can send a query ...
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Building a chat application for Asp.Net website

I want to include a chatting functionality in my ASP.Net MVC Website. It is an online trading website (like ebay, Amazon or even Airbnb), where UserA creates an Advertisement and UserB wants to ...
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Alternative to Whatsapp that takes less phone storage space

I don't like it that much whatsapp because repeatedly fills the mobile memory. Some recommendation to get that store automatically old conversations in its servers, without mine intervention. Yes, I ...
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Messaging app with channels

Telegram has been recently blocked in Iran and we might have to use a different messaging app. A useful feature of Telegram is channels. Is there a messenger providing the same or a similar feature? ...
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serverless chat client that works across subnets?

I'm looking for a Linux (CentOS 7) based chat application that I can use to simply send chat messages directly to an IP address (on a machine that's running the same client). I want to avoid ...
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Customizable website chat widget

I have a website where visitors first log in and then watch videos, and I want them to be able to exchange chat messages with my support agents as they're watching the videos. I'm looking for a chat ...
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Replacing Discourse and Slack with a single platform?

(Initially posted in Community Building but it was recommended I post here too.) TL;DR: Are there tools/platforms that can replace both Discourse (forums for end users) and Slack (chat for developers)...
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Looking for a messenging app

Looking for a free iPhone app that will allow me to access Facebook Messenger without installing Facebook Messenger.
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Chat message repeater for Windows

Can anyone recommend me a reliable web chat message repeater for Windows? I found some spam bot programs but the maximum interval is too short. So I would like to have more messages being ...
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Out of the box chat application

I'd like to create a chat based on a pre-existing WiFi network, which could be accessed from smartphone. However, I know almost nothing about this kind of things, so an out-of-the-box solution would ...
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1-1 User Chat APIs with Admin access (for mobile and web) (PHP/JS)

I need to have a 1-1 chat application for a website/app with the following functionality. Certain classes of users can chat with other classes of users Admins should be able to view chats, but not ...
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What are my options for a backend service that can host user profiles and text messages?

I'm writing a mobile app that will utilize basic user profiles and will have a direct message feature. However, I have no idea how to write anything server-related, but seeing as this is a very common ...
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Online text chat that doesn't allow copy-pasting by guests

I'm looking for an online text chat solution that can be used by guests without needing to register their own accounts. It want a solution where I can host the room and it's possible for me to store ...
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Android App ChatBot

I am building a simple chatApp which is to engage users during our upcoming 'themed' event. The theme of the event is "sustainability". During the event we aim to ask different users a series of ...
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Alternatives to SignalR to build a messaging system in ASP.NET MVC application

I want to build a message/chat system in my ASP.net MVC application. Something like Airbnb or Facebook. I know I can use SignalR to build a messaging system. I want to know if there are any third ...
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Public chat for virtual coworking

I want to create virtual coworking chat room, where people can share what they are working on and talk to earch other, while working on their every day tasks during a day. So I need hosted chat ...
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Cross platform chat program with local log?

It seems Skype for Linux is no longer a desktop app but some resource hog desktop app layer thrown over the Skype for Web client and as such it is no longer capable of local logging. There's a 30 day ...
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Messaging app with end-to-end encryption, usable in China

End-to-end encryption has become a basic feature of messaging apps. WhatsApp was banned from China after implementing it. So, is there any end-to-end encrypted chat app which is usable right now in ...
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Chat application for one-on-one chat in PHP

I am looking for a chat application written in PHP, allowing a group of people in an office to interact with each other. It can be one to one or may be a group chat application for my PHP based web ...
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Are there any instant messaging apps that support Markdown and LaTex?

I am a college student, and we come across situations where we need to discuss homework and concepts that we have to learn. We traditionally use WhatsApp, but that's not really a good enough app, as ...
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Cost-free alternative to slack where channels can be set as “open”

I'm looking for a cost-free alternative to slack where channels can be set as "open" so people can join without having to be invited (slack has this feature but only when paying) In other words, this ...
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Software with phone-app and web interfaces to create impromptu groups and discuss

We students have ten subjects taught by ten different teachers. We created a Google Group to share info, but it has two problems: 1. When we or any teacher posts to the Google Group, all teachers ...
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Setup online discussion forum

I am planning to setup an online discussion forum for our research group to share and discuss technical issues and information with each other. In the order of priority, following are the desired ...
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Is there a slack integration or app which provides running HTML+CSS+JS code snippets?

I have recently set my students with hipchat just because I liked an integration on hipchat called HTMLCanvas. But unfortunately this integration does not allow including external JavaScript libraries ...
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What web chat app could suit my specific needs?

I want to have a live chat on my website, with the following functionality: authorization for users (via FB or email) ability to moderate users (ban or kick them out) ability to have a bot, who would ...
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VNC server for Android

I would like to use my rooted Android phone from my PC. I have been testing several VNC server apps and none of them lets you control the Android device remotely. I have tried Droid VNC and it no ...
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Each client should have their own private “room” where they can video/text with their support person from my team

User story: As a client, I would want to come to the website, log into my own private online 'room' (preferably without downloading software, although a mobile app would be a useful bonus), leaves ...
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In office chat with persistent notifications

My production staff is predominantly and essentially Luddites by comparison. Most have never used email on the regular. While most people are chasing employees to get them to put down phones, these ...
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Is there a private messaging app without identity?

I'm looking for an app (mobile or web) that can encrypt messages with a good level (like Signal or Telegram, but on which the users are anonymous. On signal or telegram, you can be sure of the other'...
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Looking for a messaging service with api that lets me fan out messages to multiple users at once

I want to offer a service to users so that I can disseminate messages which will be "fanned out" (sent to multiple users at the same time. Ideally the features would include: offers an api to ...
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LAN-only IP-to-IP video chat

I'm searching a LAN-Only messenger, with the following features audio video text works without internet type in the IP-address of another computer and it connects to that computer's messenger. ...
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An open source, self-contained PHP webchat application that can require user registration?

Is there such a program that either always requires user registration or can be configured to require it? What I need is a program I can put on a website to allow visitors to textchat with each other ...
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Are there newer instant messenger applications similar to Whatsapp for Symbian?

I have been and am still using a Symbian OS powered device. With the imminent expriry of the popular Whatsapp messenger later in June, I am looking for an open source (or even propietary) chat ...
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What would you recommand for team messaging / video conferencing, etc

It seems like everybody wants to become/beat Slack : Amazon Chime, Cisco Spark, Microsoft Team, etc. I'm in a situation where my needs are pretty straightforward, but where the solution is not that ...
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One way LAN messaging

I'm looking for one way LAN messaging software for Windows. I have found this. It does exactly what I need, but for our network, (approx 400 users) it is just too expensive. My requirement are: one ...
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LAN chat software between Linux and Windows

I am the only one in our office using Linux, while everything is working great except the team-communication. I just need to send/receive text message, images, files with my teammates. I have set up ...
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Android chat client that supports IRC and XMPP

At work, we use XMPP, and for personal use, I use IRC. Are there any Android clients that support both, similar to Pidgin on Windows?