Simple user messaging tool for Laravel

Fund package maintenance!

Installs: 1 838 010

Dependents: 10

Suggesters: 0

Security: 0

Stars: 2 434

Watchers: 99

Forks: 515

Open Issues: 1

2.30.0 2024-03-18 02:18 UTC


SQLite Tests MySQL Tests PostgreSQL Tests

Latest Version Total Downloads Software License

Laravel Messenger

This package will allow you to add a full user messaging system into your Laravel application.

Leave some feedback

How are you using laravel-messenger?


  • Multiple conversations per user
  • Optionally loop in additional users with each new message
  • View the last message for each thread available
  • Returns either all messages in the system, all messages associated to the user, or all message associated to the user with new/unread messages
  • Return the users unread message count easily
  • Very flexible usage so you can implement your own access control

Common uses

  • Open threads (everyone can see everything)
  • Group messaging (only participants can see their threads)
  • One to one messaging (private or direct thread)

Laravel Versions

Installation (Laravel 4.x - no longer actively supported)

Installation instructions for Laravel 4 can be found here.

Installation (Laravel 5.x)

composer require cmgmyr/messenger

Or place manually in composer.json:

"require": {
    "cmgmyr/messenger": "~2.0"


composer update

Add the service provider to config/app.php under providers:

'providers' => [

Note: If you are using Laravel 5.5, this step is unnecessary. Laravel Messenger supports Package Discovery.

Publish config:

php artisan vendor:publish --provider="Cmgmyr\Messenger\MessengerServiceProvider" --tag="config"

Update config file to reference your User Model:


Create a users table if you do not have one already. If you need one, the default Laravel migration will be satisfactory.

(Optional) Define names of database tables in package config file if you don't want to use default ones:

'messages_table' => 'messenger_messages',
'participants_table' => 'messenger_participants',
'threads_table' => 'messenger_threads',

Publish migrations:

php artisan vendor:publish --provider="Cmgmyr\Messenger\MessengerServiceProvider" --tag="migrations"

Migrate your database:

php artisan migrate

Add the trait to your user model:

use Cmgmyr\Messenger\Traits\Messagable;

class User extends Authenticatable {
    use Messagable;


Example Projects


Please see CONTRIBUTING for details.

Security Vulnerabilities

Please review our security policy on how to report security vulnerabilities.


Special Thanks

This package used AndreasHeiberg/laravel-messenger as a starting point.