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Version: v3


A Widget To Search For Messages Across Channels

Find the documentation here


Users in Stream Chat can have several channels and it can get hard to remember which channel has the message they are searching for. As such, there needs to be a way to search for a message across multiple channels. This is where MessageSearchListView comes in.

Basic Example

While the MessageListView is tied to a certain StreamChannel, a MessageSearchListView is not.

class MessageSearchPage extends StatelessWidget {
Widget build(BuildContext context) {
return Scaffold(
body: MessageSearchBloc(
child: MessageSearchListView(
filters: Filter.in_('members', [StreamChat.of(context).user!.id],),
messageQuery: 'your query here',
limit: 20,

Customize The Result Tiles

You can use your own widget for the result items using the itemBuilder parameter.

// ...
itemBuilder: (context, response) {
return Text(response.message.text);

Show Result Count

You show the number of results via the showResultCount parameter.

// ...
showResultCount: true,

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