Product Update: Push Notifications With Enhanced Features
This week we are happy to release token-based push notifications with enhanced features like the
Control on group notifications
Accept iOS (using CallKit) & android calls directly from the notifications
Threaded message notifications and
Sending custom messages
What are push notifications and why use them?
In its simplest terms, a push notification is a short message or alert that is sent to anyone who has activated the app and has allowed the delivery of these notifications. You can receive these notifications if you have a laptop, an iPhone, an Android, or any other type of smartphone, and so can anyone to whom you want to deliver your business communications.
To provide more accessibility, the app does not have to be open at the time of the notification for the message to be visible. This allows you to reach a wide range of people by “pushing” your message to an entire group at the same time.
Push notifications are an excellent marketing tool for someone who has a mobile app because they allow you to engage with your users.
Advantages of token-based over topic-based push notifications
CometChat supports two versions of push notifications
Topic-based approach (V1)
Token-based approach (V2)
We strongly recommend using token-based approach (V2) for push notifications or migrate to V2, if your still using topic based approach (V1)