Drupal Instant Messenger

A few months ago we installed the Instant Message module. It allowed our Premium Drupal LogoMembers to send PMs (private instant messages) to each other via the website. The IM module is very basic and allows members to send short (254 characters) plain-text messages to each other. The instant-messages appear at the top of the next page the recipient views. The Instant Message module is very lightweight, but also very simple and limited – For example, you can only send a message to a member that is currently online.

Last week I stumbled across the Drupal Private Message module (I don’t know how I missed it all this time). The Private Message module allows members to send WYSIWYG messages, with no size limit, to any member (although we limit it to Premium Members) online or offline. It also has an “inbox”, a sent-items folder, it allows for creation of new storage folders, and even lets you know if your recipient has read your message or not. You can read about all the features and planned upcoming features on the Privatemsg page.

The users absolutely love this new instant messenger – we have received more comments and feeback on this feature than any upgrade we’ve ever done.

If you’re looking to add some socialization to your Drupal social website, give it a try.

Drupal PrivateMSG Module for V4-5

8 thoughts on “Drupal Instant Messenger

  1. Hi Randy,

    I’m looking forward to an earngings report. (my fav. sort of post 🙂

    Are you still doing them?

  2. Are members of your site happy with using this Drupal mesg. system, if I may ask? I while back I got your ebook, well written and useful. I thought I let you know as for feedback. Thanks

  3. [quote comment=”1699″]Are members of your site happy with using this Drupal mesg. system, if I may ask? [/quote]

    yes – like i said in the post, they love it. i’m kicking myself for not finding this Drupal module sooner.

  4. [quote comment=”1739″]
    And I would like to ask why grownupgeek traffic has been decreasing recently? Google glitch or reality?
    check yourself at:
    http://trends.google.com/websites?q=grownupgeek.com&geo=all&date=all&sort=0
    [/quote]

    Yes, i saw the new Google Trends feature the other day and it’s great.. it’s like Alexa, but with accurate information.. and yes, it is accurate! On June 5 we suffered a bit of a GoogleSlap – our ranking on all of our terms and keywords dropped by 5-10 spots in the SERPS.. but, after about 10 days, everything returned to normal.

  5. hy randy i’m looking for a powerfull chat for my 6.x drupal website, i find the IM chat 6.x-1.x but unfontunately when i wanted to download it, it still under dev. program and malfunction for my website… do you still have the good one?
    please, would you please to share that googd packet?please? email me at abadhy_fkg@yahoo.co.id thanks a lot
    regards
    abadhy

  6. [quote comment=”2248″]hy randy i’m looking for a powerfull chat for my 6.x drupal website, i find the IM chat 6.x-1.x but unfontunately when i wanted to download it, it still under dev. program and malfunction for my website… do you still have the good one?[/quote]

    JUST for you Indonesian: Drupal Chat Modules

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