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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Open-Source alternative for Adobe Connect

I wish to run a server and a service for holding some webinars and remote class. But for many reasons I prefer to just you open-source software or online services. The features I am looking for are: ...
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Software to teach my class from distance

I have to go overseas for two weeks. Some of my students will also attending some two-week-long workshops but I (also my students) would like to have our class running during these days (4 sessions, 2 ...
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App for locating lost Android / iPhone devices by playing sound

I am looking for apps that will help me locate devices by playing a sound on them, overriding silence settings and similar. Should be possible to use from web and other devices. Until now this is ...
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Exchange text between web/desktop and devices

Often I have some text on a desktop that I want to put in an SMS for example. Which software can help me to easily do this exchange? Devices are iPhone, but also Android. Exchange by Internet is ...
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Community Messaging Web Application

I run a small online volunteer community (~700 users) that organizes and manages community cleanup dates in my area. We are looking for a messaging platform we can roll into our existing website (as a ...
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Android messenger with whatsapp-like interface, but using e-mail

I'm looking for an android messaging app that has an interface similar to whatsapp or telegram (contacts list, recent chats list, group chats), but uses email to transfer messages. Conversations ...
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Self hosted intranet for Employee Engagement communication and collaboration

I'm doing a little research related to tools for internal use in medium/large company that allows communication and collaboration among its employees. I need to build a solution (intranet) that I ...
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Video/audio chat programs that offer end-to-end encryption that do not let the service know of the content?

Skype is compromised, FaceTime is compromised, and I believe Ovoo is compromised. Does anyone know of any genuinely free (not free-to-try or in-app purchase-type applications) that offer end-to-end ...
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Open source self-hosted encrypted chat system

I’m looking for an open source self-hosted chat system. Here are my specs: it should support end-to-end encryption, preferably with AES-256 support it should be secure and avoid any homemade ...
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Video chat for long distance, limited bandwidth users?

We recently moved to the other side of the planet and face the problem of limited bandwidth internet service at a time when we want to use video chat on a daily basis. It's not totally unusable, but ...
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Website live chat app with WhatsApp integration

Is there a live customer chat app that has WhatsApp integration? For example, I will go to that sales website and ask something in live support with my mobile number. Then they will answer me via ...
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Team chat with native Android/iOS apps, all open source (alternative to Slack)

My team uses Slack and want to replace it with a self-hosted open source alternative. Absolute requirements: Open source (server and ALL clients) Self-hostable Rock-solid native apps for Android and ...
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Messaging app for compatible with iOS 6

I am looking for an messaging app which has support for both Android and iOS. The app should be compatible with both Android and iOS support iOS 6 be free Up to date, most of the apps I looked at ...
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Is there a secure group chat available today?

I would like to know if there is any group chat solution that can be used today with reasonable confidence that the content of the conversations will remain private. So far, these are the solutions I'...
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Inexpensive enterprise chat server with an API

In my project we are evaluating Atlassian HipChat server but it is very expensive once you pass the 10 users. I need an alternative that meets as many as possible of following criteria: Deploy on our ...
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Messenger app with group albums/posts and admin feature

I have been using LINE messenger soley to communicate with my game buddies. Even though I have WhatsApp and Facebook messenger, I don't use them since they give away a lot of personal information to ...
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Application to share screen, files, audio, etc

I'm looking for an application I can use to teach my classmates how to program. Well, I give some classmates courses of programming, and I would like a software that lets me share my screen, audio ...
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Bluetooth chat Software for windows

I'm looking for Windows software that allows me to have a bluetooth chat with my Android Device. I want send my phone's sensor data (for example the accelerometer data (x=2.0, y=5.3, z=8,9)) to my ...
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LAN messenger to chat between computers connected to different routers

We had been using IPMSG to chat and transfer files. Now the computer are connected to a different router. Let's say computer A is connected to router 192.168.123.1 and computer B to router 192.168.0....
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Save Snapchat text history

So I always have an issue of seeing a response to a question I asked previously, and forgetting what that question was. Hence, rendering the given response useless. My conversations usually end up ...
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chatting/video calling app using Openfire 4.0.1

I am looking for a multi platform program (majorly win 7), which i can run using Openfire 4.0.1 server for the following uses: Instant Messaging Audio calling Video calling User online or offline ...
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Android chat library

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 ...
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How to facilitate chatting in a Drupal site?

Consider a Drupal site used by either (or both) anonymous users and/or registered (and logged in) users. The required functionality is that it should be possible to perform these kinds of chat-like ...
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XMPP client with OTR support for Mac OS X

I'm looking for an open source/Free Software XMPP client which is running on Mac OS X. I tried Gajim, but didn't get it running due to issues with Gtk. Somehow I'm not satisfied with Adium. If the ...
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Stack Exchange chatroom bridge for a desktop chat interface

I was wondering if anyone had a way to take a StackExchange chatroom and create some kind of a bridge to a desktop chat interface like Pidgin. I would like it to meet the following requirements, ...
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Last Skype versions on Windows & iOS without excessive large ads [closed]

I am looking for the last clean Skype versions on Windows & iOS that did not have the bad UI with excessive large banner & poster advertisements. I know I can try to go to OldApps and get an ...
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Instant messaging software with easy to download transcripts

A friend and I are having some very good conversations via Facebook messaging. I want to be able to save those messages and insert them into a Google doc. I'm aware of Facebook's download mechanism. I ...
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Instant chat for self-hosting

I am looking for a software that allows to create chat rooms instantly once created, it needs just a URL to log in, no password chat sessions are deleted automatically after a defined period of ...
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Self host private chat room server

What are my options for hosting a private chat room server for <10 people (my family)? Should I use a web server in combination with a chat component? Or an IRC server with a web interface ...
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Best software solution for a dating website

Currently, I am planning to build a dating website. We already have a WordPress version running with LoveStory as a theme and with a lot of hacks and plugins. Good for a version 1.0, but pretty soon I ...
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E2E Encrypted group calls and messaging (plug'n'play solution)

I'm looking for something similar to Skype I guess. Here are the important main features that I need: Easy "plug'n'play"-like solution (like Skype for example) Safe end-to-end encryption for calls ...
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Office network instant messenger recommendation? [duplicate]

We're looking at expanding our office, which will mean that we'll have to separate offices. This will make communication a bit more difficult, because any time we have a question, we'll need to rely ...
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Website or browser plugin to see email as chats

The following image shows the way Gmail represents a long thread of emails between two persons with the same object. You can see the headers and not the text of the single emails. This kind of emails ...
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Chat history database

I frequently use chat and similar means of communication with friends, teammates and other people. But I use a variety of programs and sites to do so, like Skype, Whatsapp, a few social networks, SMSs ...
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XMPP or LAN messenger where pasted images are directly shown to recipient

I'm looking for a XMPP or LAN messenger where users can paste images from the clipboard and the pasted images are directly shown in the chat window (or a separate window) to the recipient without the ...
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Hostable chatroom that is accessible from multiple services

I was curious if there was a service that provided a chatroom that is accessible from multiple chat services. We have been using IRC for a university organization's chatroom, but newer members are ...
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Kaomoji search engine

Kaomoji is a powerful way to add expressiveness to characters-only conversations: (*_*) ^_^' m(__)m (^▽^)ノ (^。^@)/ ヽ(^^)(^^)ノ♪ _| ̄|○ \(^0^)人(^0^)/ (゜゜)(。。) (≧へ≦) (-_-メ) ...
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Looking for IM Client that meets certain criteria

I used to be an avid user of Trillian, but they currently don't support group chats for Google and that's a deal breaker for me. So I'm currently looking for a new app (or combination of apps) that ...
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Android 2.3+: Secure chat program from F-droid

I am looking for a secure chat program that: Works on Android 2.3+ Is available in F-droid or as APK (Available on Google Play is not enough) Is compatible between versions Is under a free (as ...
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White Labeled Chat Sytems?

I'm currently looking for a white labeled chat system for my organization's internal chat. It needs to have the the capabilities of maintaining multiple chat windows as well as have the option for ...
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Free PHP-based helpdesk chat software

We have a helpdesk which at the moment accepts only phone calls and emails, which is a little problematic when we need to request a lot of technical information step by step. We have a lot of systems ...
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Cross-platform text messaging app (alternative to Verizon Messages)

I'm looking for a text messaging app to replace Verizon Messages, which I can no longer use because I've changed mobile providers. I've seen a few questions related to cross-platform messaging here, ...
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Team social network, with collaborative inline PDF commenting

My small business (<20 employees) is looking for an internal social network platform to replace Yammer. Yammer recently binned its inline PDF commenting system, which we used a lot to group proof ...
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3rd Party Hipchat Integration

At my company we use Hipchat and I really dislike the UX and would much prefer to use Slack's UX. Is there a way I can integrate Slack (or a similar client) with Hipchat so I can communicate in my ...
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Threaded or topic-centric group chat app?

I'm not a highly social person, so I don't have loads of friends I'm always keeping in touch with -- I hate social media sites like Facebook, Twitter, etc. I suppose I also don't care enough about ...
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Any voice-supported alternative for Google Talk?

As you know GoogleTalk has been discontinued recently. Is there any alternative which support voice on Windows to communicate with other gmail users? Supporting video-chat is a bonus feature. (the ...
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Free portable instant messaging & audio/video calls for Windows, web, Android and J2ME

EDIT: I've changed my requirements. Also, Linphone didn't help me. I'm looking for a free, cross-platform, portable instant messaging service with which I can: Send instant messages Have emoticons ...
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Open source Android chat app that shows nearby users

I'm searching for an open source Android chat application that shows nearby users, either as List View or on Google Maps using GPS. To be specific, an app like Peek@U.
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Chat software that reads out messages as they arrive?

Are there any desktop chat applications (for Mac) that can read out messages as they arrive, suitable for occasionally communicating with someone in a library with someone who is wearing earphones and ...
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Software to run whatsapp (or similar) on a pc (win xp) without a smartphone, google account or chrome?

How can I run Whatsapp (or similar) on a PC (Win XP) without a smartphone, Google account or Chrome? I have got an ordinary phone and could use it for verification purposes (e.g. if necessary I could ...