Confluence Chat

(38) 7201 downloads Oliver Straesser MessagingAvailable for Confluence 4.3 - 5.4.4 Vendor supported
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This is a built-in confluence chat for realtime collaboration

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Be flexible who is authorized to chat

The confluence chat plugin brings confluence users more together. This built-in confluence chat for realtime collaboration gives confluence users the posibility to chat.

The sent messages are saved within Confluence and are accessible in the chat box and within the user profile

With a huge permission system, you can define which user is authorized to chat in which space or global. A space settings importer is supporting you.

Pricing overview

This add-on is free for download instances.

You may download and install it using the Universal Plugin Manager inside of your Atlassian application.

This add-on is not available for OnDemand.

You can browse available OnDemand add-ons here.

User reviews

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by Oliver Gutzeit on 02 Apr 2014
Great plugin! Thanks! Just one remark: in our installation, the chat window is transparent which leads to unreadable text in case a page with content is behind. Is this behaviour by design or is there a chance to change it? Go on with this remarkable plugin!
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Vendor response

Hi Oli Thank you for your nice words. Sometime there is a trouble with the configured colorscheme in Confluence. It's a known problem and the workaround is already documented in the documentation: If you have another troubles, feel free to contact me
by Shane Fisher on 17 Feb 2014
Great intuitive plugin. The pros far outweigh the cons with this one. Sure there are a few quirks that the author could eventually fix but the benefits you get from seeing who is online and being able to support them live (and by seeing if they are on the wrong page) far outweighs the occasional frustration like the chat window appearing at random times, obscuring the save button etc. A quick click and it's sorted. Great work Oliver! We use Hip Chat for group discussions but this is much faster and easier for those quick 1-to-1 convos.
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Vendor response

May you like to raise up a new ticket in the issue tracker, then we can take a look to your unliked behaviours:"The occasional frustration like the chat window appearing at random times, obscuring the save button etc. A quick click and it's sorted" New Ticket:
by Jean-Pierre Froud on 10 Feb 2014
Is there a way not to show to others which page we're currently seeing? Kinda spyish default behaviour... (main reason why this plugin isn't used that much here)
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Yes of course this is possible, go to the admin configuration and disable this feature. Please use the issue tracker for questions and don't mark it with two stars, only for a question. Thank you
by Michael Regelin on 12 Dec 2013
We use Confluence 4.3.7 and until now we are really happy with this plugin. The simple "two peoples" can chat together is a must have. We really appreciate the user interface that is really simple. I also use the chat plugin to lurk who is online ;-) pretty neet for an admin and for the wiki adoption... Maybe a filter to split spaces will be a nice feature on the user interface. Two thumbs up !
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by Adrien Ragot on 31 Oct 2013
I've tried it on Confluence 5.3.1 and it looks like it's working well (but I have no chatbuddy to test on this instance). I like the UI, non-obstrusive, it's a cool plugin. Thanks!
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Vendor response

Thank you for writing this :-) I can't set the compatibility to 5.3 official yet, because of the user renaming feature. But I'm working on it. I supose there will be a bigger update end of november.

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Release notes

version 2.0.3Confluence 4.3 - 5.4.4

Fixed in this release

  • Wrong URL on the configure button
  • Some JS changes


  1. Log into your Confluence instance as an admin.
  2. Click the admin dropdown and choose Add-ons. The Manage add-ons screen loads.
  3. Click Find new add-ons from the left-hand side of the page.
  4. Locate Confluence Chat via search. Results include add-on versions compatible with your Confluence instance.
  5. Click Install to download and install your add-on.
  6. You're all set! Click Close in the Installed and ready to go dialog.

To find older Confluence Chat versions compatible with your instance, you can look through our version history page.

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