Chat client suggestions?

i am doing a trial for a nonprofit group with a lot of senior citizen members who are not so cyber social savvy. Is there a chat client already integrated in Discourse or does it need to be external via an integration?

If the latter what chat clients are super simple, safe and close to free? Is there a reason that Google hangouts is not on the integration list?

Feel free to have a look at Babble for an on-site chat, or Chatroom Integration for external chat integration.


Because it’s similar to Facebook chat, your users might prefer it.


Thanks much, James! That it is integrated without a separate setup means a lot. Off to take a look :slight_smile:

This is interesting too given the resemblance to FB messenger. thanks much and will check it out!