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Chat Application 1.1.7

$25 · Renewal Term: $15/6 months

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Chat Application allows you to create unlimited chatrooms for your members or staff to communicate in, the chatrooms use the IPS editor allowing your members to create powerful messages with the full editor and toolbar features added to their message's, Members can report and react to the messages, There is no restriction on the amount of online users but if you are going to have them online in the hundreds then I would recommend having a good host. It also allows you or your members to live stream their videos from some of their favourites streaming channels

This applicaion is also compatable with IPS clubs allowing club owners to create their own chatrooms

Main Chatroom Features

  • Create unlimited chatrooms
    • Choose what groups can view the chatrooms
    • Choose what groups can chat in the chatrooms
    • Choose what groups can whisper ( read below for the whisper feature )
    • Choose what groups can download attachments
    • Set the amount of messages to be show in each chatroom
  • Chatrooms uses the IPS editor for the messages
    • Full ckEditor toolbar with all your add-ons will work including the new giphy image add-on
    • Full ability to upload attachments directly to the messages from your PC or mobile phone
    • Supports all of IPS' embedding features of videos / images and your own website link embeds
  • Live updates of new messages
    • Choose to play a sound when a new message gets posted
  • Live updates of the online user list
    • Choose to play a sound when the online user list gets updated
  • Whisper ( Allow members to send private messages to multiple users )
  • Choose to show the new messages from either the top or bottom of the message list
  • Members can toggle the sound on or off for each chatroom
  • Members can toggle to hide/show the online user list
  • Allow moderators to edit the chatrooms on ther front end
  • Directly embed videos by uploading the video file directly to the editor
  • Moderator Permissions
    • Can edit messages
    • Can delete messages
    • Can use the ban list
  • Each chatroom has their own ban list what moderators with permissions can edit to ban certain members from the chatroom
  • Choose from 2 different style chatrooms with a standard or a more compact view of the message list
    • Choose to display only the message senders avatar
    • Choose to display only the message senders name
    • Choose to display both
  • Add a widget to any page showing a list of chatrooms and the amount of members online in each one
  • Create announcements and post them in selected chatrooms
  • Members can react to messages using the IPS reaction system
  • Members can report messages using the IPS report system
  • You can choose to add a little notification icon with the amount of total users online in all chatrooms in the chats nav bar tab
  • Allow members to easily mention other members by clicking their name on the message list or online user list

Global Chatroom

  • This will add a small pop up chat box to your site in the bottom right hand side
  • Admins will set the default room to use as the global one
  • Members can change their default room and choose from a mixture of chatrooms to use as their global room
    • Normal Chatrooms ( Members can select to use any ACP created chatroom they have permission to view )
    • Member Rooms ( Members can select to use their own or another members chatroom )
    • Club Chatrooms ( Members can select to use one of their clubs chatrooms )

Club Chatrooms

  • Allow club owners to create their own chatrooms for their clubs
  • Club owners have full control of the ban lists for their chatrooms
  • Only club members can chat in the club chatrooms

Member Chatrooms

  • Members can create their own chatrooms
  • Member chatrooms will appear in their profiles in the tabs section
  • Member chatroom owners have full control of the ban list for their chatroom
  • You can choose if and what user groups can delete messages from their chatrooms via the ACP
  • Members can choose to make their chatrooms private with the ability to allow certain members access to view & chat in them

Live Streams ( NEW )

  • Admin created chatrooms / club chatrooms / member chatrooms can embed a live stream into their chatroom
  • Add a live stream from a choice of 5 popular streaming sites ( More to come )
    • Twitch
    • Mixer
    • Smashcast
    • Youtube Streaming
    • Facebook Live
  • The video stream division can be dragged and moved around the users screen by dragging the header of the stream around the screen
  • Members can change the size of the video by dragging any side or corner of the stream and expanding the size ( This will inherit the aspect ratio of the video stream )


  • Show chatrooms in widgets allowing you to place them all over your site allowing members to chat on other pages
    • These chatrooms can be toggled to be hidden or shown ( Of course it is shown by default )
  • Shows a list of chatrooms and the amount of users online in each of them


  • Create unlimited bots to post messages when something happens on your site
  • Select a member to send the messages ( You could create a bot member via the ACP and use that )
  • Each bot can be set to post in different chatrooms
  • Applications supported for bot posting
    • Calendar
      • Create a message when a new event gets created
      • Create a message when someone comments on a event
      • Create a message when someone reviews a event
    • Downloads
      • Create a message when someone uploads a file
      • Create a message when someone comments on a file
      • Create a message when someone reviews a file
    • Forums
      • Create a message when someone posts a topic
      • Create a message when someone replies to a topic
    • Gallery
      • Create a message when someone uploads a image
      • Create a message when someone comments on a image
      • Create a message when someone reviews a image
    • Lottery
      • Create a message when a new game is created
      • Create a message when a game has been drawn
      • Create a message when a member claims a winning ticket
    • Media Uploader
      • Create a message when a member uploads a image
      • Create a message when a member uploads a video file
      • Create a message when a member uploads a audio file
      • Create a message when a member uploads a document
    • Members
      • Create a message when someone registers on the site
    • Members Shop
      • Create a message when a user purchases a item
    • Nexus
      • Create a message when someone reviews a product
    • Random Messages / Quotes
      • Create messages / quotes from a stack setting allowing you add as many as you want and the bot will post random ones each cycle
    • Sports Betting App
      • Create a message when a member places a bet
      • Create a message when a member claims a winning ticket
    • Standard Message
      • Create a message via the editor and the bot will post the messages each cycle
    • Standard & Random Message Cycle Settings
      • Run cycle every 5 minutes
      • Run cycle every 15 minutes
      • Run cycle every 30 minutes
      • Run cycle every 60 mintutes
      • Run cycle every 3 hours
      • Run cycle every 6 hours
      • Run cycle every 12 hours
      • Run cycle every day
  • Each application you pick you can select from a list of their categories / forums etc for when the bot should send a message, this can also be set to all categories / forums etc
  • If you don't have any of the apps installed above the settings will not show for you to enable them
  • If you delete a chatroom from the ACP any bots linked to that chatroom will also be deleted, this is to stop any errors that could be thrown if the chatroom don't longer exist and the bot does
  • More applications will be coming to the bot section in the near future including some 3rd party applications

Edited by Adriano Faria

What's New in Version 1.1.7   See changelog


  • Fix messages being duplicated all over the time when you changed the message order on chatrooms
  • Added ability to use Admin CP Restrictions on ACP Chat Application pages
  • Rework in templates
  • Convert several hard coded string into language bits
  • Script optimization
  • Changes in background to meet new marketplace rules

Author Terms & Conditions


  • Each purchase entitles you to use this resource in one IPS Community installation.
  • This resource is as it is: customizations/modifications of any kind (code level and/or template edits) are not supported. You are free to do it in your install but you're on your own.
    • Feel free to send a private message If you still need it as a custom job
  • This resource was developed and tested only in default theme by IPS. Support is provided only in default theme.

User Feedback

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Elshara Silverheart

· Edited by Elshara Silverheart

   11 of 11 members found this review helpful 11 / 11 members

What's not to love about Chat by TheJackal84? The basic difference between this chat app and the Chatbox by The Only Me, is that:

1. TJ84 Chat has private message controls.

2. TJ84 chat app has bots.

3. TOM chat has different modes for displaying chat only.

4. TOM chat app is cheaper.

*copyright branding removal*

If you care about white label, you'll need to purchase this service by TheJackal84 if you install the chat. It's non obtrusive, but I had to set the chat app so that guests and Google Bots couldn't view the chat because of this feature. When you click the link in the site footer, you're taken directly to his forums site. So be aware that this link does not have a no follow tag on it. Having said that, it's only viewable when accessing chat page, and from what I can tell, does not show in widgets. I bring this up here, because he doesn't advertise that chat app has the copyright branding for free traffic to his forum embedded in it. But it goes without saying that installing the branding removal service works for all TJ84's apps. I personally do not care for copyright branding removal and this hidden link to the forums I've removed it via CSS code. Please in future ask for permission before getting a free advertising spot as a developer on all client sites. You already are getting renewal term paid updates, so the copyright branding for apps that require a license term removal is just overkill and not cool.


Here's what's not mentioned in the chat documentation. You currently cannot integrate chat with pages, blogs or articles/databases. You also cannot create custom fields to display when people post in the chat. Other than that, all other features do work as advertised.

*features I'd like to see*

1. Chat to post conversion. convert a room you created into a post, or a room admins created into a post. Import posts to chat rooms. Export forums to chat rooms. Real time synchronization between posts of a specific topic or forum, category, or post and chat rooms. Allow specific members to be mentioned in chat.

2. Integration with existing private message system. Members be able to manage custom account settings for chat. Ability to link an existing post they made or someone else made as a chat reference. Ability to send files in chat.

3. Custom bad words filter per chat. Ability to merge chat rooms between users, groups, clubs, and other areas of the suite. Be able to use chat to reply to and create posts in other areas of the site. Chat to have a mobile app.

4. Voice, video and screen sharing calls with streaming. Ability to import and export chat with other apps like Discord, Telegram, Skype contacts and groups. Ability to lnik chat rooms across different sites with custom login functionality. Ability for chat to have its own user group permissions system.


This is the best chat app I've ever used on an online forum. Including taking into account chat bars such as Comet and Arrow chat. This is better than Facebook Messenger by far. It is only the beginning of a very honest and promising future for IPS4 sites and beyond. It also works on cloud, something other apps that aren't specifically designed to work in house have an inability to use. Such as Battle chat. You are not able to change chat sounds per room on cloud, or per chat installation. However you are able to manage how sounds appear, and your other user options per room.


I rate this app 4/5 stars. With a post reputation of 8/10 for performance, usability and customization on a per use case scenario.


Work on stability as well as gradual feature updates, and you'll have the best live interaction app IPS currently offers. Talk to Kevin Karwile about setting up Rules Automation for custom chat bot actions not currently possible with the default setup. Take note of what features people comment on the most, and also remember to engage your users as an admin of the site in chat when ever possible. Make yourself proud to be a chat app owner by TheJackal84 and you'll have a forum that lasts and treats you well. Including but not limited to any changes you wish to make down the line if your priorities change.

*final thoughts*

I run a community that is reliant on moderated content to some extent. Having the ability to have moderated rooms, promoting a currently online trusted member on a per user group permission system can be key. Having the ability for users to add other members as mods on their own rooms goes a long way in making chat a collaborated community effort plugin built to stay up and remain up and running for all serious community owners. Thank you truly for being an empowermental developer for IPS4. Your contribution here is definitely honorable and appreciated.



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· Edited by ftl001_merged

   5 of 5 members found this review helpful 5 / 5 members

Applies to most recent version (1.0.9)

Downgraded rating:  Reasons

1) No way to moderate global chat rooms (cannot mass delete messages) or assign moderators who can delete messages. 

2) No way to edit personal chatroom name under profile tab (I get a "You don't have permission to do that") even though I'm a global site admin.

3) If you hide the online list, there is no way to get it back.

I am using IPB 4.4.4 with IPSFocus Theme.

Members cannot EDIT (IE: The name) of their own chatroom on their profile once it is created.

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· Edited by mrbowers

   5 of 5 members found this review helpful 5 / 5 members

Finally have something that’s similar to chat box that allow owners to have there own chat room for clubs. Easy to use as well. 

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   4 of 4 members found this review helpful 4 / 4 members

Wow!  What can I say, but this is perfect in so many ways!  It's like the old Invision chat on steroids!  Easy to configure -- bots to auto-post whenever new posts are on your forum!  It integrates so easily into your forums!  A definite must-have for any forum owner!

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   3 of 3 members found this review helpful 3 / 3 members

Superb app and while I knew @TheJackal84 had some good add ons this one tops the list. Support is top notch as well.

I have a couple of communities and I do use the free chatbox (which works very well) on one of them cuz I do not need this type of chat on it, but for the other which I use clubs and with the niche this is perfect. It's worth every penny.

Setup of chatrooms in the ACP is very easy

I highly recommend this

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Fierce God

   3 of 3 members found this review helpful 3 / 3 members

@TheJackal84 you the Real MVP for this


I have a competitor on here and can't disclose what we have this app for, but our members are loving it, 

no complaints, everything has been working fine, and works smooth with our other exclusive apps on our Gaming Community website

And by the suggestions in the support topic, if you could implement them (Voice first plz!) then this will be the Chat App of the Year! 

If anyone is using IPS, and doesn't want their website to go dead due to Discord, then this app is a MUST HAVE! (Speaking from a Gaming Community Opinion)

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White Miku

   2 of 2 members found this review helpful 2 / 2 members

Great idea, but bad implementation

The author not maintaining the application.

A bug which preventing user registrations was reported about a month ago, but it still wasn't fixed.

Also I've manually fixed code to make properly working display mode "Newest on bottom" because in original implementation messages are being doubled due to bug.

I've suggested my help to the author and fixing will require not more than 15 minutes of work, but I've been ignored.

🛑 Not recommend to purchase.

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   4 of 7 members found this review helpful 4 / 7 members


Causes people double post, users don't like how they have to press a key combination or click send in the chat, and it also impacted the performance of my site.

The developer has been completely unresponsive after my purchase.

Response from the author:


Causes people double post, users don't like how they have to press a key combination or click send in the chat, and it also impacted the performance of my site.

Sorry I haven't yet worked out voice activated send features yet


The developer has been completely unresponsive after my purchase.

I also gave up mind reading when I started developing IPS apps, Looking through the DEDICATED support topic, I can't see any questions / support from you so if your trying to use mind sending support with me, it no longer works that might be why I'm unresponsive

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· Edited by kmk

   1 of 3 members found this review helpful 1 / 3 members

Hope developer can make it better as like the customers need. This is the first point that make me vote for this app. 

The second point is I think this app can be match as well as possible like part of ips system, from features to design... Make unity with ips website. 

But the multilanguage still not applied for this app, well, I hope developer don't forget multilanguage is part of ips...I would like can continue six months feed. 

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