Silent Messages

When you want to send a system, admin, or transactional message through your conversations, you may not want to instantly alert the user or change the "unread" message count. Examples of these kinds of messages would be, “your ride is waiting” and “you and Jane are now matched!“. Therefore, Stream has designed Silent Messages. A silent message does not increment the unread message count or mark the channel as "unread" for the user. They are also easy to implement- all you need to do is add a 'silent' field to the message object and set it to 'true', and the API takes care of the rest!