The Android Kotlin Chat Messaging SDK includes both a low-level chat SDK and reusable UI components together in a sample app. Start with the UI components, and fall back to the lower level API when you want to customize things.

The best place to start is the Android In-App Messaging Tutorial. The tutorial teaches you how to use the messaging SDK and also shows how to make common changes. The tutorial is available for both Java and Kotlin.

Android UX Views

  • Logging
  • Custom fonts for entire library
  • Custom fonts for specific components
  • Navigation customization
  • Custom webview
  • Custom camera interface

Live View

  • Show participant watcher counts
  • Return a list of users who are typing
  • Text current user typed
  • Read state for all users in channel
  • Show new messages outside of scroll

Message List UI

  • Display reactions on each message
  • Edit previously sent messages
  • Typing indicators
  • Read state
  • Rich URL previews
  • Threads

Channel Header

  • Back navigation button
  • Displays channel name
  • Last time the channel was active
  • User presence/online indicator
  • Staying sticky to the top of the app

Channel List UI

  • Channel name
  • User's read states
  • Last message
  • Time of last message
  • Custom layouts
  • Event listening

Message Composer

  • Easily add emoticons to messages
  • File, image and movie attachments
  • Slash commands for Giphy
  • Typing events
  • Switches to edit messages
  • Compose threads for focused responses

Android Chat SDK Features

  • Message reactions
  • Link previews
  • Image, video, and file attachments
  • Edit and delete message
  • Typing Indicators
  • Read indicators
  • Push notifications
  • Image gallery
  • GIF support
  • Light/dark themes
  • Style customization
  • UI customization
  • Threads
  • Slash commands
  • Offline support
  • Markdown messages formatting

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