Unzip the ‘cometchat_UNZIP_FIRST.zip’ file. You will find two zip files named, ‘smf.zip’ and ‘cometchat.zip’, inside it.
Log in to SMF Administration Panel and go to Admin > Package Manager.
Click on ‘Download Packages’.
In ‘Upload a Package’ section, upload smf.zip file which is provided in the download package and click on ‘Upload’.
Click on ‘Install Mod’.
Click on ‘Install Now’.
Refresh the page and go to Configuration > CometChat Administration Panel.
Now upload cometchat.zip file which is provided in the download package and click on ‘Install Now’.
You can now access CometChat Administration Panel.
In ‘Advance Settings’ tab you can hide CometChat for specified groups by selecting that group.
You can hide CometChat bar in your site by selecting ‘Yes’.