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How many people are using my widget?

If you run a site, and are using the widget, you might want to show elsewhere on your site how many people are using it. Well now you can do that easily.

First thing you need, is the settingsID. This is in the widget URL you are using.

For example: widget.mibbit.com/?settings=8e1a347b68236d6b49c4e3f763abf46d&channel=%23mibbit

The section in bold is your settingsID

Just replace (settingsID) with your particular ID.


This one outputs just the number of mibbitians using your widget. You could use this from PHP,Python,etc and get it to output in the page.


This one outputs a snipet of javascript which will write to the document the current number. So you can include this in your HTML, without any backend changes needed.


You might prefer this one, it’s likely that later on this one will contain more useful info as well.

There are also a couple of graphs updated at



These are all updated every 20 minutes, so should give you a reasonable idea of how many people are chatting.

Request a Feature

New API features are in the works, and this page will be updated when they are available.

For any feature requests for the new API, ask at #help on irc.mibbit.net or add them to the WishList