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 nonnon nonnon Nov 30, 2014 at 15:29 UTC - 0 likes

    I'm playing us server and english client. but armory profile link created eu link instead of us. anyone got same problem?

  • Avatar of beth82014Laptop beth82014Laptop Nov 26, 2014 at 21:01 UTC - 0 likes

    Is there a chance for an option to turn the fading off? I swear there used to be a way to stop the fading out. Other wise, awesome addon thanks!!

  • Avatar of Niselma30 Niselma30 Nov 26, 2014 at 20:47 UTC - 0 likes

    the fading it drives me nuts too! I hate it!

  • Avatar of Randeth Randeth Nov 26, 2014 at 16:48 UTC - 0 likes

    I was beginning to think it was me. I was sure there used to be a setting to control fading but just could not find it. Please add a way to configure this. I love this addon but that one behavior is really distracting. I want to turn off all fading and animations as well.


  • 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).

Table of contents

  1. 1 Features
  2. 2 Video Demo


Date created
Jul 28, 2008
Last update
Apr 26, 2016
Development stage
  • enUS
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Recent files
  • A: r491 for 6.2.4 Apr 26, 2016
  • A: r490 for 6.2.4 Apr 26, 2016
  • A: r489 for 6.2.4 Apr 25, 2016
  • R: 3.7.3 for 6.2.4 Mar 24, 2016
  • A: r487 for 6.2.4 Mar 24, 2016