It is actually planned:
Two of the permissions that are supposed to be split are Global account info access and
Global user sessions access.
Unfortunately, there seems to be no ETA, and the issue is from 2017, so it might take some time before it's added... But there is hope 🙂
Set group permissions or privileges for core chat plugin?
Is there any way to set privileges for chat plugin just like you can do for categories? or set privileges on any plugins?
We want to setup a paid subscriber group and only allow this group access to chat or any other useful plugins which we do not want to make available to regular registered users?
Ah ok, so it doesn't exist. Found this feature request post: https://community.nodebb.org/topic/9603/chat-only-for-selected-groups/3
Are you talking about the shoutbox plugin or the core chat?
@PitaJ the core chat, thanks.