This package is abandoned and no longer maintained. The author suggests using the fof/byobu package instead.

Well integrated, advanced private discussions.

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Byōbu by FriendsOfFlarum

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Private discussions for your forum. Allows you to select specific recipients for your discussions.


  • Create discussions only specific users or groups can participate in.
  • Force new posts in these private discussions to show real-time.


composer require fof/byobu:"*"


composer update fof/byobu
php flarum migrate
php flarum cache:clear


Enable the extension under the extensions tab in the admin area.

Make sure you configure the private discussions permission on the Admin Permissions tab to your needs;

  • Create private discussions with users
  • Create private discussions with groups
  • Create private discussions with blockers
  • Edit recipient users of private discussions
  • Edit recipient groups of private discussions


Browser alert and email notifications are available for user recipients of private discussions for:

  • Private discussion started
  • Private discussion replied
  • User added to private discussion
  • User left the private discussion

Notifications for group recipients are available for:

  • Private discussion started
  • Private discussion replied

(More notification types are planned for groups soon)

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An extension by FriendsOfFlarum.