Can’t wait for it to happen. We need a solid robust chat integration (in discourse core) to let our users chat with each other and also allowing anonymous users (logged out users) who visit the forum to also let them chat with each other anonymously. It will be super helpful feature in Discourse! We are waiting patiently!
I would not assume that anonymous chat is scoped to be a part of the chat feature they’re working on. AFAIK Discourse does not work anonymously at all right now, and I believe the chat is intended to basically just be a realtime extension of existing Discourse interaction (with specialized UI/interaction for chat needs, of course).
Just wondering if any update on this ?
Really looking forward to this feature and will be happy to test out as soon as you think its ready
It is under active development. @erlend_sh will be able to provide more details.
We are testing it internally for now, tentatively aiming to be ready for some early-access testing on Meta by December. All chat-curious folks like yourself will be invited!
Oh man, that’s exciting. Can we get a “Chat Curious” badge?
Seconded on being “chat curious” - I’ve been reading about possible integrations since creating a discourse forum and would love to integrate a chat/shoutbox!
I’d love to beta test.
Same here. Babble was a good start, but I migrated to rocketchat. I look forward to getting back to native discourse for chat.
Consider me more-than-curious.
Using Discourse as our intranet platform, an integrated chat would be awesome. Right now, I am “modding” the dm view/features to mimic something like a chat. Not a bad approach at all, for it gives you a lot of flexibility (chat for groups with several topics, 1:1 chats, many-to-many etc.)
That being said, a “way to simple” chat would be a problem. Is there something like a whitepaper, how it’s inteded to work?
I second this. I consider chat an important part of my community. It would be great to have a sense for the direction. Depending on that, I might decide to invest more time in rocketchat at the moment.
Any news regarding this?
1+ for an Invitation
That would be really interesting! Thank you for the great work!
I’d be glad to test it as well.
pssst: anyone who liked my post or replied with interest has been invited for testing
Those not yet invited can request membership here:
Consider me: more-than-impressed.
This is looking gooood, thanks for the invite.
Is there a sound way/place to give feedback/report bugs?
@gdpelican I’ve just upgraded Discourse forum to latest version today.
With Babble plugin enabled —> show empty screen
but if commented out babble plugin in app.yml and rebuild —> forum runs normally
I believe this might a bug or issue with babble plugin. Will you be able to check?
Babble is no longer actively maintained and will almost certainly be problematic with your version of Discourse.
I’d recommend taking a look at this new, official plugin that’s in active development:
We use it and it works very well.