How to Receive Messages With the JavaScript Chat SDK

Last updated
June 9, 2022

Swahani Roy

Let's explore how to receive messages with the CometChat JavaScript Chat SDK in this blog post.

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    According to Forbes, texting is the most preferred mode of communication for everyone nowadays. And with good reason! It enables individuals to respond on their own time, there is no need for formality, it’s quick, and it’s much easier than calling someone to convey just a few words. In our last tutorial, we saw how to send messages — including plain text messages, customized messages, and media messages — using the CometChat JavaScript Chat SDK.

    In this video, Australian designer and developer Adrian Twarog will walk you through how to receive messages

    with the CometChat JavaScript Chat SDK. This will include receiving real-time messages, including simple, custom, and multimedia messages. We will also take a look at receiving historical messages, such as missed messages, message history, and searching through messages. Lastly, this video tutorial will explore getting message counts for how many messages are currently available or unread.

    Before receiving your first message, you will need to install CometChat dependencies, setup the configuration, and initialize it with our application ID.

    Check out the complete video tutorial by Adrian Twarog below:

    If you found this tutorial helpful in getting you up and running with the JavaScript setup for receiving different types of messages, you can start building your JavaScript chat app for free by creating an account with CometChat (no credit card required!). Before proceeding, we recommend that all developers and readers first go through the JavaScript SDK documentation to understand the basics of the JavaScript Chat SDK. Additionally, try building your own chat application by adding other features as mentioned in the documentation to jumpstart your build.

    Hopefully, this video tutorial will answer most of your questions regarding what to implement to receive messages using the CometChat JavaScript SDK. You’ll be able to save an incredible amount of time by integrating the Chat SDK into your website or application, thereby creating a seamless in-app chat experience.

    If you’re interested in learning more, check out our related tutorials, blogs, and guides,

    1. Here’s our step-by-step tutorial on how to build a JavaScript chat app in a few simple steps.

    2. We also have a video tutorial demonstrating how to setup chat, voice and video messaging into your own website or app using the JavaScript chat SDK for the web.

    3. Our tutorial on CometChat JavaScript SDK Authentication will help you perform authentication inside of your chat application. Check out the video right now!

    4. If you’re confused about whether to build a chat application from scratch or buy a chat API, our comprehensive article on build vs. buy comparison will help you make the right decision.

    In our next video tutorial, we will take a look at filtering messages using the JavaScript chat SDK. If you don’t want to miss out on more such exciting videos, subscribe to the CometChat YouTube channel!

    About the Author

    Swahani is a marketing specialist at CometChat, joining in May of 2021. She's interested in all things tech, with previous experience writing about the blockchain, data science, and analytics domains. Swahani received a B.Tech degree in Information Technology and Engineering from Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Technological University (Dr. BATU).

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