Better Messages

Better Messages – is a fully featured replacement for standard BuddyPress Messages. Plugin is fully backward compatible with BuddyPress Messages.

Realtime Messaging

AJAX or WebSocket powered realtime conversations

Modern Design

Fully new concept and design

Embedded links

Links with auto parsed title, image, etc…

File Sharing

Embeded files with any message (text, archives, photos, videos, audios…)

Emoji selector

Allow your users to use emoji in conversations easy!

Sound Notifications

Users will be notified about new messages with sound notification also

Site notifications

User will be notified about new message anywhere with small notification window

Reworked notifications

Instead of standard notification on each new message, plugin will group and send only unreaded messages time to time

Multiple Participants Conversations

Users still can create multiple participants threads

Favorited Messages

User can mark messages as favorited and have fast access to that messages later


User can set subjects for each new thread as in standard BuddyPress messages

Mass Messaging

Send message to all your users in few clicks


Search in all your messages


Use formatting in your messages


Easy customize plugin color in settings or even more customizations with CSS


Increase user engagement even more with stickers

Enchanced Mobile

Enhanced mobile layout to make mobile messages easy to use

Threads Muting

Allow to mute all notifications for the specific threads

Group Messages

Enable messaging for BuddyPress groups

GIPHY Integration

Increase user engagement with tons of GIFs available to use directly in messages using GIPHY API

Mini Friends & Mini Groups

Enable fixed to bottom widgets with list of current user friends and groups

Voice Messages

Enable your users to send voice messages additionally to text messages

Chat Rooms

Create independent chat rooms with unlimited number of participants

Reply & Edit Messages

Allow edit already sent messages and reply to other messages with nice layout

White Label

White Label Solution, so its always looks like your own solution for your website members

MyCred Plugin Integration

Integrated credit deduction with myCred plugin

WordPress Native API

Plugin built using WordPress action hooks and filters, which makes it easy to customize for custom purposes

Combined View

Show threads list at the left side of messages list

Role Based Access Control

Restrict different user roles from sending or viewing messages

Backward Compatibility

Just disable BP Better Messages plugin and all messages will be shown within standard BuddyPress Messages

WebSocket Version

Instant Messages Delivery

Incredibly fast messages delivery to all recipients in realtime! Up to 200x faster comparing with AJAX.


Secure communication between websocket server and your site users.


All sensitive content encoded with AES256 encryption on your server side and our server has no any chance to decode that

Load Optimization

Significantly reduces the load on your server

Your Data is Yours

We do not storing any private data at our side, all messages and other private content stored in your website database

No limits

Our infrastructure allows us to not limit concurrent connections or monthly active users connected to websockets servers.

Mini Chats & Mini Threads List

Continue messaging everywhere on your site

Message Status

See what is your message status: sent, delivered or seen

Typing Indicator

See when another participant writing new messages at the moment

HD Group Calls

Allow users to start group calls up to 9 participants in threads, group chats and chat rooms.

Presence Indicator & User Statuses

Show if user online and allow them to set status like: Online, Away, Do not disturb.

Priority Support

Priority support for all users of WebSocket version

HD Video Calls

Allow your users to make unlimited 1-to-1 video calls using webcam

HD Audio Calls

Allow your users to make unlimited 1-to-1 audio calls using microphone

Web Push Notifications

Sending web push notification to users even if they are offline

Get WebSocket License

Take engagement of your website users to the next level with realtime chat features, private video and audio call, group video calls and many other features.

- messages were sent instantly with WebSocket version

since 20 April 2021


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Approximate Performance Comparison

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