BP Better Messages – is a fully-featured replacement for standard BuddyPress Messages and also can work as a private messaging system for WordPress when using without BuddyPress.
It provides live chat functionality for BuddyPress or any other WordPress-powered website with the ability to create chatrooms or just private conversations between website users.
The plugin is fully backward compatible with BuddyPress Messages.
Improved features comparing to the standard system:
AJAX or WebSocket powered real-time conversations
Reworked email notifications
Fully new concept and design
Embedded links with thumbnail, title, etc…
Emoji selector (using jsdelivr CDN to serve EmojiOne)
oEmbed YouTube, Vimeo, VideoPress, Flickr, DailyMotion, Kickstarter, Meetup.com, Mixcloud, SoundCloud and more
Message sound notification
Whole site messages notifications (User will be notified anywhere with small notification window)
Mass messaging feature
Messages for BuddyPress Groups NEW
Chat Rooms NEW
Voice Messages (available as an add-on) NEW