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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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 ...
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Need Plugins/Apps/API to create Whiteboard Sharing, Video Conferencing, Text Chat and Document Sharing

We are planning to develop web application having features like Realtime Whiteboard sharing, Video Conferencing, Text Chat and document sharing. So that training from remote locations can be done ...
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GTalk (“Google Talk”) Windows Desktop Client to be discontinued on February 16, 2015. Hangouts Alternatives?

GTalk will stop working on Feb 16, 2015. Google Says to start using the Hangouts Chrome App. I don't like it. Is there any third party or open source alternative to the Chrome app (for Windows) that ...
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convert windows Laptap to a smartphone to run viber and whatsapp [duplicate]

I have a Windows8.1 on laptap and a 3G Simcard modem. Is there any way or any software to install some software like viber and whatsapp on my system? I want to change my system to an smartphone.. ...
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Command line chat for Google Hangounts in Mac OS X

Is there any tool for using Google Hangouts chat in my Mac OS X terminal? I Googled a lot but couldn't find one that works for Mac OS X; most of them are for Linux.
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Cross-platform LAN messenger with chatlog server

I am looking for a LAN messenger with the following features Cross-platform (Windows and Mac OS X at least) Text chat of course Conference chat Text search in chat history. Unlike Spark, the search ...
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Cross-platform messaging for Android and iPhone

I have a mixed family. While my wife and I are both (currently) using Android phones, as is one of my children; my other child uses an iPhone. It's important for us to stay in contact, and phone ...
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Email, Yahoo messenger, Skype in one app?

I am looking for a Windows application supports the following features : 1. Multiprotocol IM : Yahoo messenger, Skype, ... 2. Email client (POP3 or IMAP, SMTP). Is there any app like this already ...
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Secure communication on Android and iOS

I am looking for an app (or other method) to securely message my friends on other mobile devices. Specifically: use on different operating systems (Android and iOS) group conversations encryption (...
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Send messages between Windows computers over network

I'm looking for a piece of software that can send plain text messages between two Windows computers on the same network. There used to be a Net Send feature in Windows, but when it came to XP SP3 I ...
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Voice messaging app with multiple recipients

I'm looking for a free tool, preferably something you can use with both mobile and computer. I want to record and send voice messages to groups of people. It would be very good if there is no time ...
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Locally hosted website live chat

I am looking for a website chat system (paid or free) which can be hosted locally rather than through an online service. This tool is going to be used as part of a company intranet system allowing ...
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Skype alternative for Linux with counterpart for Android

I'm looking for an alternative to Skype which I can use to communicate between Linux computers as well as Android. While Skype is basically being available for both systems, I prefer something more ...
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Instant messenger app for Android and iPhone

Please find those criteria below. Thanks for any suggestion in advance! must have features: it should be possible to exit/sign out from the app, so I have to write at least my password again (much ...
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Live chat software for sales driven website

I have a question about which live chat software would better suit my company's needs. We have been using LivePerson but they have changed their user agreements and are now charging for reports on how ...
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Instant Messenger for Windows in which facebook chat list is available

I am looking for a instant messenger that runs on Windows platform. I will tell its specifications : Facebook chat list(list of online friends) should be available on it. It should support all ...
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Replacement for Pidgin on Ubuntu

I need a Google Talk client for my Ubuntu. Nothing fancy, I just don't want to keep my browser open all the time. I was using Pidgin, but about two weeks ago it became extremely slow and unresponsive. ...
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Need a Campfire-quality integrated chat system for a large site

I'd like to integrate a chatroom product/service into a typical PHP web app with thousands of users. We need (ideally): Private rooms with unique URLs Can invite other users Users can access full ...
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Mac chat client for Facebook

I’m looking for a Mac chat client that supports Facebook. Features: Ability to view all Facebook messages previously exchanged with a contact (this is where Adium and iMessage fall short) Must be a ...
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Online IM secure chat - one time chatter

I’m looking for an online based solution to have a secure chat. My objective is to send a secure message to someone (single message or a continuous discussion "chat"). My requirements: No history ...
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Skype client alternative for Ubuntu

I hate with a passion the Skype client for Ubuntu. I use my hotmail inbox to send messages instead as a workaround to using that terrible piece of software that Skype is trying to pull. I am looking ...
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Message UI for Windows Phone 8

I'm trying to write a messaging app for Windows Phone 8, but I'm having some problems: I have to design the chat page (the one with the bubbles), but I would not like to rewrite or reinvent that, so ...
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Instant messaging with threads

When talking with a friend over Jabber, it's sometimes hard to understand to which message was he responding to. Other times, we're even having multiple conversations at the same time, which is even ...
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Chat environment that can interpret programming code

I am looking for a simple chat environment, were users can talk to each other, but at the same time write code in a programming language (maybe Python or Ruby or Bash, whatever). Is there any way I ...
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Skype replacement for text chatting

Requirements: Open source; Cross-platform (at least Windows, Linux, OS X); Text chatting, group chatting; Encryption of messages; Reliable eventual delivery of messages (including to offline contacts)...
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Well known free Javascript (assistance) chat for integrating in a webapp

I am developing a webapp for the sales department of my company, and I would like to integrate a chat to allow them asking for direct technical support from us developers. My constraints are the ...
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Type to select friend in Pidgin buddy list

I use Pidgin for chat. Finding a friend in the list is quite painful. Even though friends are listed alphabetically, that does not help much, especially with kanji characters. I would like to have a ...
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What program could you use to gather people together like Skype? [closed]

The program, Skype, is not conducive to hold large amounts of connections for chat conferences. No video. I'm running into an issue and need a program that can support 100+ connections without ...
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Chat application for Ubuntu

I need a chat application other than Empathy and Pidgin for my Ubuntu 14.04. I used both and don't like them at all. So I need a new IM and its specifications are - It should support facebook It ...
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Open source chat app for Facebook

I am looking for an open-source Facebook chat app. Absolute requirements: Open source Ability to disable GPS permanently (or no GPS feature) Show notifications for new messages Ability to search ...
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Tree based chat program

Often when I am discussing a topic, the conversation reaches a branch point, where there are two or more options that should be considered. Is there any chat program/website that supports this? ...
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Cross-platform LAN messenger that can run on multiple user accounts of the same machine at once?

I'm looking for a (free) program that allows me to chat to other computers on my network (over LAN). Desired features: Internet connection not required Available for Windows 7 and Mac OS X 10.6.8 (...
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Direct computer to computer video chat

I would have thought it would be common but I can't find one currently; I'm looking for a chat protocol/app that: Runs directly between two computers (could be client-server relationship I don't ...
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Simple serverless messenger for Linux

I am looking for a messenger or chat application, which should fulfill following criteria: Peer-to-peer serverless application. No login required. Should search and display for other users (running ...
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IRC like WebApp Chat

I'm searching for open source webapp or SaaS project that will look like IRC in browser but with log history (and search). Those chats should be private. It can be very basic. I'm looking for ...
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1:1 Video Chat that doesn't require logins

I'm looking for a video chat system that supports 1 on 1 chats and does not require any logins. Currently we use Google Hangouts or Skype for interviews, but we can't always assume the candidate will ...
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Android chat app that lets me chat via 2+ Yahoo IM accounts

Looking for Android chat app that lets me chat via 2+ Yahoo IM accounts. Motivation: I used IMO for this, and they are discontinuing their support for 3rd party chat. Frankly, IMO's features were "...
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Android chat / messenger supporting Bonjour / Avahi / Zeroconf / People Nearby

At work, all our team uses Linux. We use chat software (basically either Empathy or pidgin) to communicate internally, via the local network, using the Bonjour protocol (AKA Avahi, AKA zeroconf, AKA ...
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Program to set up an auto-responder for Google Hangouts

Google Hangouts does not show whether someone is online, so some of my contacts sometimes assume I am online. I am looking for a program having the following features as possible: allowing to set an ...
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Team communication tool combining the advantages of Slack and Co-Meeting

I am looking for a team communication tool combining the advantages of Slack and Co-Meeting. Absolute requirements: All content invisible to outsiders. Anyone with a "@mygroup.com" email can join my ...
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Multi-network IM client with push notifications

I have been using IMO for my IM networking needs, however they are discontinuing their support for all third party networks. So I need a new IM Client, my requirements: runs on iOS Supports multiple ...
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PHP live support chat software

I'm looking for a php script that allows my users on my site to chat with a support agent. I'm looking for something like this but without being so expensive. Context: I am running a Minecraft ...
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Voice chat software for communicating through LAN (does not require an Internet connection)

I'm looking for software that can be used for voice chatting through LAN. The software will be mainly for home use and while playing LAN games. Due to our spotty Internet connection, and to avoid ...
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Alternative messaging network to WhatsApp?

Since Facebook bought Whatsapp, I'm looking for an alternative app and chat network which is able to replace their functionality. What can you recommend? Requirements: End-to-end encryption group ...
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Skype plugin for sending rich formatted text

When I paste Rich Text Format or HTML text in Linc it will send as it is. Skype instead will loose the formatting. Is there any plugin that prevents the lost of formatting and allows skype to send ...
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Chat client with LDAP authentication

I am looking for a chat client with the following functionality: LDAP authentication: Users have LDAP id's and passwords and authentication shall be done from (an already established) LDAP server. ...
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Instant messaging client, other than empathy, that integrates with Ubuntu's Unity?

I'm looking to replace Empathy as my instant messaging client in Ubuntu, since it is very buggy for me (I'm using Ubuntu 13.10 if it matters, though I welcome software for 14.04 if you have it). I'm ...