Change the position of the chatter in Odoo with the “Chatter Position” module

The chatter position in Odoo is not customizable. It adapts to the screen size, appearing on the right side for larger screens and at the bottom for smaller screens. However, when users don't frequently use the chatter, a significant portion of the main workspace remains underutilized. This area could be better utilized, especially in form views where a substantial amount of information needs to be displayed on the screen, particularly when there are nested tables, such as in the Sales Order form view.

The "Chatter Position" module, as the name suggests, introduces the ability to customize the placement of the chatter. This customization is user-specific and can be found in the user profile settings. The three available positioning options are:

  • Responsive
  • Bottom
  • Sided


This is the default and natively supported option in Odoo. As previously mentioned, this choice automatically sets the chatter to either the side or bottom position, depending on the screen size.


Setting the chatter to this position will place it always at the bottom, freeing up additional space for the form view. It is important to mention that changing the position of the chatter by default will not expand the workspace for the form view. To achieve that need to be installed one of the modules: Web Sheet Full Width or Web Responsive. I would recommend the latter, as it introduces a lot more tweaks and optimizations to the entire Odoo backend interface.


Selecting this option will keep the chatter permanently positioned at the side. However, this choice tends to be less favored, especially on smaller screens, where it can become less practical.

From a technical perspective, the module is maintained by Odoo Community Association (OCA) which has a well-established quality assurance system for all of its modules. This provides a strong assurance that the addons are technically very well implemented and maintained.
The module is available for Odoo 15 and 16 and it supports both Community & Enterprise Edition.

In addition is a short video on how to install the module and the options that it provides.