Chat For Joomla!
Adds a Facebook and Gmail like chat into your Joomla website. Supports group chats, emoticons, file transfers and much more.
5.00 out of 5.00 from 66 users

It is an exciting new add on feature for your Social Network or a live chat feature in your Help Desk system, JBolo promises to add immense value. With pretty templates styled to look like Facebook Chat and Google Hangouts and exciting features like group chat, this is one extension you cannot afford not to have ! 

The name JBolo! is derived from the Hindi word 'Bolo' which means to talk. JBolo! integrates flawlessly with Joomla, CB, Jomsocial, JomWall and EasySocial as per your choice. If you wish to use it as a Live Chat system, then checkout our IMaqma integration !

 Features Overview

Admin Features

Admin Chat Activity Dashboard

The awesome chat dashboard gives the site admin a great insight into how people are using the chat feature on the site.

Below are some of the dashboards that are available
- Chat activity per day
- Group vs One to one chats
- Text chats Vs File Sending messages

ACL Support

Site Admins can choose which Joomla Access levels will have access to the chat features. Do you want to restrict the chat feature to Paying members? Now you can ! Just integrate a subscriptions system like Pay plans or Akeeba Subs to add users to a Joomla user group on Payment and you are done!

Optimised To Run On Shared Servers

JBolo is heavily optimized and keeps bandwidth utilization to a minimum by learning based on user activity how frequently it needs to check for new chats.

Show minimized/maximized user-list window by default on login.

You can choose whether you want to show minimized/maximized user-list window by default on login.

Frontend Features

One-to-one Chat Or Group Chat

Your users can choose to have one on one chats with any of their friends on your site. What's more, they can also add people and have conversations in Groups !

User Status and Status Messages

Users can set their chat availability as available, away or invisible. Plus they can also set a custom status message too !

File Sending With Ajax Uploads and Previews

A neat inbuilt file sending tool lets you upload, preview and send multiple files to participants of your chat. With a slick and easy to use interface, this can add great value to your conversation.

Conversation History

JBolo maintains chat history for all users and also gives admins an easy way to delete it if your tables start getting too heavy.
Users get a nice view using which they can browse history of their chat conversations.

Chat Opt Out

We make sure users can have their Privacy. Each user can choose to opt out of alls Chats on the site or they can opt out of only group-chats.

User Blocking

More value addition for User Privacy is added with the User Blocking feature. Users can also block specific users from contacting them.

Quick Searching On User Lists

Have lots and lots of users and friends? The Quick Search feature helps you find the person you want to chat with very quickly.

Sound Notifications and Window Title Alerts

Never miss a chat message as long as your are signed in to the site with subtle but effective sound notifications. Plus the title of the tab or window is used to show incoming chat notifications.

Chat As You Browse

JBolo keeps your chats alive and stores incoming data even when you are browsing the website. So no need to stay on one page to chat ! Keep browsing the site and JBolo will deliver chats to whichever page you are on.

Clean and Modern Chat Themes

Choose to use the inbuilt Gmail or Facebook styled chat themes or even build your own custom one !
The inbuilt themes mimic Gmail and Facebook respectively and can be used to give your users that 'at home' feel.


Plain Joomla Or Social Extensions. Everything Is Integrated

JBolo has seamless integration with Plain Joomla, Community Builder, JomSocial, JomWall and EasySocial. So whether you want to add a chat system on your plain Joomla site or a Social Network extension of your choice, JBolo fits hand in glove!

User Avatars In Chats From Your Favourite Social Extension Or Gravatar

If you have CB, JomSocial, JomWall or EasySocial we will show the user's avatar from the selected integration. If you are not using any of these extensions, not to worry! We have a Gravatar integration that will pull user avatars from there.

Show Online Status and Launch Chats From User Profile

Includes Jomsocial, EasySocial and CB Plugins to show status on the respective profiles. You can also start chatting by clicking on Chat icon from the user's profile.

EasySocial Message Syncronization

Whatever you chat in JBolo all the messages are synchronized with your EasySocial inbox, just like Facebook.

JomSocial Message Syncronization

Whatever you chat in JBolo all the messages are synchronized with your JomSocial inbox, just like Facebook.

Live Chat With Helpdesk Component Integration

Integration with iMaqma-Helpdesk component let's your support users chat with customers directly. The chat-log can be appended to the support ticket as a note. This is a great way to bring fast closures and happy customers !

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  Pricing Plans

The Subscription gives you access to product updates and support on one domain for the period of the subscription. Know more about our Subscription Policy.

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JBolo 12 Month Subscription
JBolo 6 Months Subscription
JBolo 12 Months Subscription + Support for Unlimited Domains
All subscription plans are backed by risk-free 30-day money back guarantee. Check our Refund Policy.


Latest Version

3.2.10 Stable

Extension Type


Joomla Compatibility


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