WIM (WoW Instant Messenger) v3

WIM (WoW Instant Messenger) is a World of Warcraft addon which brings an instant messenger feel to communication in game.

I created WIM over 2 years ago with the curiosity of creating an addon. Since then, WIM has evolved into what it is today, however so many requests from the community were added into the addon which resulted in bulky and inefficient coding practices that took a toll on both CPU and Memory usage. To resolve this, I decided to rewrite WIM from scratch. Each feature is being reintroduced one at a time and being advanced upon. That being said, I welcome you to WIM 3.0.


  • Whispers in their own windows.
  • Chat in their own windows.
  • Tabbed windows
    • Highly configurable.
  • History
    • Copy and paste as:
      • Raw Text
      • BBCode
  • Advanced, intellectual window behaviors & animations.
  • Skins
  • Emoticons
  • Clickable web URLS for easy viewing. No more retyping a long url a friend sends you.
  • Customizable sound options.
  • Expose - great way to clear your screen of windows when you are in combat.
  • Addon Compatibility: (Always make sure you are running the latest versions.
    • Prat
    • DBM

Video Demo

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  • Avatar of xemixd xemixd Nov 10, 2014 at 16:24 UTC - 0 likes

    @KerbrosSM: Go

    I'm also getting this issue, I can live with most of it apart from the fading. The fading is driving me absolutely insane, especially since it appears to have zero control and will fade at random times (sometimes I can type an entire message and it will fade afterwards but then other times I will be mid sentence and it just fades lol).

  • Avatar of KerbrosSM KerbrosSM Nov 06, 2014 at 23:42 UTC - 0 likes

    I am also seeing the same errors with WIM following 6.0.2. Expose cannot be disabled neither can fading. To get the Window Behaviour bar to appear you need to move the WIM options window around a bit, but the display is all screwed up. I cannot press R and TAB to cycle through recent chats as in 5.4.8 either


  • Avatar of Saadah Saadah Nov 05, 2014 at 00:45 UTC - 0 likes

    Does anyone know if the option to disable the pop-up of chat/whisper windows has been removed? I love the addon since I like having all the whispers from everyone in their own windows, but I don't like it that the windows are constantly popping up on my screen whenever I send or receive a message. You used to be able to disable that, but I don't see the option anywhere in the latest version of the addon.

    I'd love to keep using the addon, but as things currently are I cannot.

  • Avatar of itsv1be itsv1be Oct 20, 2014 at 02:37 UTC - 1 like

    Looking to disable ALL animations and ALL fading, its all super annoying. How do i get it so it doesnt swoop to a corner when i click the close button, and to stop fading when I dont mouse over. I used to be able to do this on older versions and even then it was hard to find but now it seems the options are just gone.

  • Avatar of moldavia moldavia Oct 16, 2014 at 06:37 UTC - 0 likes

    Using 3.6.19 and I noticed no history is being recorded period for any of the windows. It only keeps current logged in information and if you do a reload or exit game then it is deleted.

  • Avatar of kaytiel kaytiel Sep 30, 2014 at 20:32 UTC - 0 likes

    I am having a similar issue to the one I posted about back in March. The message history will save the messages from battle tag friends, but not those of any other people who whisper me. The messages are retained while I am logged in, but if I switch characters and then later come back to the original character who received the whisper, the history log does not show anything (neither whispers I sent nor whispers I received - unless from battle tag friends).

  • Avatar of vampara84 vampara84 Aug 27, 2014 at 16:28 UTC - 0 likes

    i have some bug when sending msg to ppl not in my friendlist. it does not display nor send them out. or it finaly does send them but a minute later or when the person is in the same zone. any1 know how to fix this?

  • Avatar of Aoife Aoife Aug 22, 2014 at 22:32 UTC - 0 likes

    Just wanted to let you know, I've been using WIM r428 in the beta. There are some missing features and functions, but it works as it should for the most part.


    ~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~ Aoife Divine Alliance of Mok'Nathal
  • Avatar of ProjectDT ProjectDT Jul 29, 2014 at 08:54 UTC - 0 likes

    Sorry if this was addressed already! I was wondering if there was a way to make it so that when I hit enter (which is the way I select the normal tabs in WoW to type into), it would select the last window I was in/the window that is open/the window that SHOULD still have focus. If I'm typing to someone and I hit enter, I still have to select their box again and type directly in it, otherwise hitting 'enter/return' automatically makes me type in the default WoW box. Not sure how to fix this, I could also just be dumb

  • Avatar of Scrillah Scrillah Mar 15, 2014 at 14:52 UTC - 0 likes

    hi i been having a problem with WiM inviting button about 90% of the time the button don't work i alway's have to end up right clicking the name in the chat window to invite alot of times it mostly just happens with battlenet friends but once in awhile it happens with anyone that whispers me to group up.

Table of contents

  1. 1 Features
  2. 2 Video Demo


Date created
Jul 28, 2008
Last update
Jan 17, 2016
Development stage
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