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Type of site
Instant messaging, Online chat
Available in Multilingual
Slogan(s) "Empowering social experiences"
Alexa rank 447,536 (April 2014)[1]
Commercial Yes
Registration Optional
Launched 2000
Current status Offlne

Userplane was a white label service that offers both group-chat and one-to-one messenger services, which gives website owners the ability to offer chat between their users in a wall-gardened experience.The user plane provides for the transfer of user application information.

Userplane was founded in 2001 by Mike Jones, Nate Thelen, and Javier Hall, in Santa Monica, California.

Userplane powers chat experiences for many of the top 25 dating sites and language learning sites.

Userplane announced on their blog that they will be shutting down on Aug. 1, 2013.

The Inuyasha Journey was the most active Userplane community, hosting tens of thousands of active users.


Userplane was founded in 2001 by Mike Jones, Nate Thelen, and Javier Hall.

In 2006, Userplane was acquired by AOL for $40M[2]

August 2008, CEO Mike Jones leaves Userplane to join MySpace as COO.

October 2008, JS-Kit teams up with Userplane to distribute chat widgets.

During 2011, Userplane launched its new SDK platform with Webmessenger3 and Presencebar.

September 24, 2013 Userplane ended services


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