Having read through come of the questions on here it's my understanding that v 1.0 of the API is for read-only access to real-time data, pretty much what's available in the data dump. Write support is planned for version 2.0. My question is, will version 2.0, or some future version after that, have a means to access the chat system? Specifically, what I'm looking for is a way for Stack Apps to authenticate as a user and post messages to a Stack Exchange chat room. Is such functionality planned?


Its too early to call this, as the chat system is still evolving.

However, exposing the inbox is planned and since some chat events are published to the inbox there will be at least some exposure of chat events.

  • Thanks Kevin. I think I've found another way to do XMPP write support in the meantime :-)
    – Josh
    Nov 19 '10 at 18:01
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    Now it's more than two years later, how about it? Does API v2.1 include chat access?
    – 11684
    Mar 25 '13 at 13:14
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    Gimme gimme gimme gimme gimme gimme gimme gimme gimme gimme gimme gimme. Chat isn't the little retarded brother of SO anymore (the people in it perhaps, but not chat itself ;-) ) that it used to be imho.
    – PeeHaa
    Dec 13 '13 at 10:36
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    5 years later...? :| Sep 3 '15 at 10:29
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    6 years later? ..... Sep 18 '16 at 10:58
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    In the meantime, the community has stepped up to the plate: stackapps.com/a/7248/18 Mar 14 '17 at 19:07
  • 7 years later??
    – user45852
    Aug 28 '17 at 15:24
  • @programmer5000, and even 8 years later :(
    – Grundy
    Dec 18 '18 at 10:14

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