Discourse-bcc: send individual PMs to users

Summary: a plugin that allows anyone who can normally send personal messages, to send individual personal messages to several users at once.

:link: GitHub: https://github.com/discourse/discourse-bcc
:arrow_right: Install: Follow the plugin installation guide.


When enabled, you’ll see a checkbox when you start composing a PM:

If you check that box, instead of one PM that everyone shares access to, Discourse will create 1 PM per user provided.

If you add a group, each member of the group will be sent an individual PM.

The plugin is fairly new and while I’ve confirmed it’s working it should be considered a beta right now. Please let me know if you have any feedback!


You can now use the placeholders {username} and {@username} to add message personalization for each recipient.



Actually, after playing with this I see that it isn’t helpful at the mo.

{username} and {@username} both give the senders username. Anything related to me I can just type in the message and it is already replicated into every one that is sent. Therefore this is completely useless and doesn’t personalise the message!!!

We instead need {recipient_username} etc.

Also, why not make this consistent with Discourse Canned Replies?