Meta Stack Exchange is where users like you discuss bugs, features, and support issues that affect the software powering all 158 Stack Exchange communities.

What is meta?
Here's how it works:
  1. Any Stack Exchange user can ask a question
  2. The community provides support, votes on ideas, and reports bugs
  3. Your voice helps shape the way Stack Exchange operates

Possible Duplicates:
Support for Chat feature in Stack Overflow
Why doesn't Stack Overflow have a chatroom like

Are there plans to add the "chat" feature to stackoverflow? If so when, and if not why?


share|improve this question

marked as duplicate by dmckee, Pops, Ladybug Killer, jjnguy, BinaryMisfit Oct 4 '10 at 18:36

This question has been asked before and already has an answer. If those answers do not fully address your question, please ask a new question.

@dmckee I don't think they're the same; that was "chat should exist", this is "chat exists on MSO and it should be on SO too" – Michael Mrozek Oct 4 '10 at 18:11
@Michael: The answer is exactly the same: chat is coming to SO in time, but it'll be the last place because of the scaling issues. Same answer, so working differences aside, same question. – dmckee Oct 4 '10 at 19:10
up vote 0 down vote accepted

From the blog post announcing SU chat:

Although is technically another public beta, we’re still on track for releasing chat network-wide in a few weeks. However, will be the last site to get chat because its immense volume presents the hardest challenge.

share|improve this answer


6 to 8 Weeks.

share|improve this answer
Eventually all the sites will get it. However, before it hits the big site, it is being tested on all the other sites. – Tyler Carter Oct 4 '10 at 16:11
It depresses me that you posted the joke as the answer and the actual answer as a comment – Michael Mrozek Oct 4 '10 at 16:24

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged .