App removed

Now that we have a mobile chat that doesn't suck, I've taken this down.



  • Completely overhauled styles, including default and dark themes
  • Reply to, star and flag messages
  • Slide-out Sidebar for easy menu/star list access
  • Tweaks to make typing easier (including Return -> Send, @username completion)

The app works by injecting extra CSS and JS into the standard Stack Exchange chat window. It comprises only of client-side code. No data is sent to any servers other than those belonging to Stack Exchange.



  • v1.1 - Log in should now work on older (<4.4) versions of Android. You need to log into an SE site, then go back to chat. This process has been semi-automated.


Report them on github, and for bonus points submit a pull request!

This app is brought to you by @fredley & @RedRiderX

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  • I really can't upvote this until it supports chat.meta.SE. Commented Apr 25, 2014 at 14:36
  • @michaelb958 Noted, I'll get a fix out. Are any other domains missing?
    – fredley
    Commented Apr 25, 2014 at 14:37
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    There's only chat.SE (supported), chat.meta.SE (as above), and chat.SO (might want to add that). Commented Apr 25, 2014 at 14:38
  • @michaelb958 I had chat.SO but not chat.meta.SE. I should have an updated apk today.
    – fredley
    Commented Apr 25, 2014 at 14:38
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    @michaelb958 Fixed. It may take a little while for the Play store to push you the new binary.
    – fredley
    Commented Apr 25, 2014 at 14:48
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    Fastest bug turnaround time ever. Commented Apr 25, 2014 at 14:49
  • @michaelb958 6-8 seconds!
    – fredley
    Commented Apr 25, 2014 at 15:45
  • It doesn't work for me. "Your browser does not support StackExchange global authentication. Please enable cookies, and make sure you have a reasonably modern browser. See help for details, or log in via StackExchange.com." So what's the purpose of the app then?
    – Samir
    Commented Apr 25, 2014 at 17:40
  • But I can join Root Access" from all rooms list and it says "logged in" at the bottom. I can only view the chat conversations, I cannot type anything. And if I click on "logged in" it takes me to the same message as I already posted. This is on a Galaxy S4 Plus, if that helps.
    – Samir
    Commented Apr 25, 2014 at 17:43
  • @sammyg what version of Android are you running?
    – fredley
    Commented Apr 25, 2014 at 17:57
  • Android 4.3, kernel 3.4.0-2210443. Model number GT-I9506.
    – Samir
    Commented Apr 25, 2014 at 18:04
  • @sammyg I'll try and see what's going wrong with an emulator
    – fredley
    Commented Apr 25, 2014 at 18:05
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    let us continue this discussion in chat
    – Samir
    Commented Apr 25, 2014 at 18:07
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    It would be cool if there was a moderator option that kept the edit and remove links available when selecting any message. Commented May 1, 2014 at 18:22
  • @AJHenderson If I can reliably detect if you're a moderator, then sure, I'll look into it!
    – fredley
    Commented May 1, 2014 at 18:50

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For anyone interested in running this apps mobile chat interface on your desktop (as in a sidebar chat window with reply support!) the author has responded in record time to my request and provided a userscript version!

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