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Laravel Messenger

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  • PHP ^7.4 || ^8.0
  • Laravel ^8.42
  • SubstituteBindings::class route model binding enabled in your API / WEB middleware groups.
  • Configure your laravel apps broadcast driver, and set up your own websocket implementation, should you choose to listen in on our realtime broadcast.


  • Realtime messaging between multiple models, such as a User, Admin, and a Teacher model.
  • RESTful API, allowing you to create your own UI or connect to your mobile app.
  • Support for morph maps on your provider models. See: Morph Maps
  • Private and group threads.
  • Private thread approval when the two participants are not friends.
  • Add participants in a group thread from your friends list.
  • Permissions per participant within a group thread.
  • Send image, document, audio, and video messages.
  • Message reactions, replies, edits, and deletion.
  • Group thread chat-bots. Ready-made bots
  • Friends, Search, and Online status systems.
  • Provider avatars, group thread avatars, and bot avatars.
  • Underlying calling system you can extend.
  • Group thread invitation links (like discord).
  • All actions are protected behind policies.
  • Scheduled commands for automated cleanup and checks.
  • Queued jobs fired from our event subscribers.
  • Most features can be toggled at runtime using our Messenger facade.
  • MessengerComposer facade allows you to have easy access to our core actions anywhere within your own app, such as sending messages, images, reactions, and more.
  • You can implement or extend your own BroadcastDriver, VideoDriver, and FriendDriver, simply by binding your classes into the container.
  • Optional extra payload when sending messages to allow custom json to be stored with the message.
  • Owner relationships returns a Ghost Profile when not found (null-object pattern).
  • Private threads auto-lock when the recipient is not found (deleted).

Upcoming for v2

  • Temporary Ephemeral conversations.
  • Improved API pagination / filters.
  • Condense attachment routes.
  • Possible extraction of friends system.
  • Better image manipulation / saving of multiple sizes.
  • Encryption of messages (E2E is the long term goal).
  • Translations for internal messages.


  • Read through our messenger.php config file before migrating!
  • This is a pure backend driven package providing an API to interact with, thus no web UI or websocket implementation will be setup for you.
  • Calling is disabled by default. You are responsible for implementing your own media server or connecting to a 3rd party service.



composer require rtippin/messenger

To complete our setup, please refer to the installation documentation listed below:


Addons / Demo

  • Messenger Bots - Pre-made bots you can register within our core.
  • Messenger Faker - Adds commands useful in development environments to mock/seed realtime events and messages.
  • Messenger Web UI - Ready-made web routes and publishable views / assets, including default images.
  • Demo App - Our demo laravel app with this core package installed, including a Live Demo.

Credits - Richard Tippin



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