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Chat for Kanboard

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Minimalist internal chat for Kanboard.

  • Only one room for all users (small team)
  • No one to one chat
  • Notification on user mention
  • Simplified Markdown rendering
  • History of 50 visible messages
  • Highlight unread messages
  • 3 different views: minimized, normal and maximized
  • Auto-flush old messages in database to avoid large table

This is a very basic and minimalist chat extension.

The goal is NOT to replace full-featured traditional chat applications. If you need something more elaborated, you should probably use Slack, Mattermost, RocketChat, Jabber or IRC.


Normal view

You can discuss with people from a small window at the bottom left:

Normal view

Maximized View

If you would like to see more messages, you can enlarge the window:

Maximized view

Minimized View

You can minimize the chat window if needed:

Minimized view

Notification when minimized

If someone mention you, the chat will blink discreetly:



  • Frédéric Guillot
  • License MIT


  • Kanboard >= 1.2.3


You have the choice between 3 methods:

  1. Install the plugin from the Kanboard plugin manager in one click
  2. Download the zip file and decompress everything under the directory plugins/Chat
  3. Clone this repository into the folder plugins/Chat

Note: Plugin folder is case-sensitive.


From the application settings, you can adjust the chat settings:


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