10 jQuery Chat Plugins

There are many ways a website owner can choose to communicate with visitors: chats, e-mail, contact forms, forums are the fastest, easiest and widely used ones. In-page/floating chat systems always existed but it was Facebook who made the experience slicker and really functional.
We have brought some of the useful jQuery Chat Plugins for our users that are looking to build chat interface for their websites like Facebook.

Following jQuery Chat Plugins can be easily integrated into your web applications and provide powerful, easy end user experience to your visitors. So what are you waiting for, lets check out these plugins to make your websites chat enabled !!

1. jQuery Chat

jquery chat
jQChat is a jQuery plugin for instant messaging like facebook/gmail chat. Is a plugin that can be used to add a JavaScript-based chatting system to your site.

2. Pusher Chat

pusher chat
Pusher Chat, is a Facebook like chat jQuery plugin using Pusher API, it is easy to customize, uses pusher api, detects messages typing detect message receiving, and supported by all new browsers.

3. jQuery UI Chat box Plugin

jQuery UI Chatbox Plugin
This plugin serves as the front end of a simple Comet chat server. It is a pure UI plugin so you can easily plug it into whatever communication protocol of your choice, some may find this useful.

4. Arrow Chat

arrow chat
ArrowChat is packed full of features ranging from video chat to a complete moderation system, ArrowChat adds minimal load on your server and is built-to-scale. It will even work on your shared server too. ArrowChat works on all modern browsers and mobile devices including IE 9+, Firefox 1.5+, Safari, Opera 9+, and Chrome.

5. ChatJS

ChatJS is a jQuery plugin for instant messaging. It's completely client-side, so it's completely platform agnostic. Server side communication is implemented through Adapters. The adapter is the piece of code that is responsible for handling client/server communication. ChatJS comes with a demo adapter that you can see running in the bottom right of this page.

6. SharePoint Chat

sharepoint chat
SharePoint Chat is a jQuery plugin for SharePoint 2007 that places a chat application onto a SharePoint webpart page. The plugin uses jquery to add messages to a list and display them in real-time on a list-view web part. It’s simple to install and customize.

7. jChat

jChat is an ajax real-time chat/messages application created with jquery, php and mysql to be integrated to bootstrap admin panels templates or bootstrap applications. Its an advanced and simple chat/messages system with very low bandwidth usage with the ability to scroll through older messages, delete messages, send messages and packed with 72 emoticons + your own.

8. Smooth Ajax Chat

Smooth Ajax Chat is an advanced private chat system ( inspired from Facebook chat ) which users are already familiar with , it can handle unlimited simultaneous conversation with a smart scroll system , while keeping the best balance between user experience ,security and performance (so your host won’t be exhausted ).

9. Candy

Candy is an open source chat application that is built with JavaScript and makes use of Jabber (XMPP) for real-time communication.
It has support for multiple rooms, users can be active in any number of rooms, chat publicly or privately and perform all of these in a good-looking, tabbed interface.

10. Building a jQuery/PHP Powered Chat Room

jquery php chat
In this tutorial lets you build a little chat program that is really easy to get up and running on any server running PHP. No database is required – as the chat will store itself in a simple text file.

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