Typing indicator is a feature that allows users to know visually if another user in the channel is typing a message. The indicator UI appears in the header component of the
SBUGroupChannelViewController class as well as in each channel cell in the
listComponent of the
SBUGroupChannelListViewController class. The indicator remains visible until the user sends the message or deletes the text completely. If the user stops typing for more than 10 seconds, the indicator will also disappear.
Note : In order to use the typing indicator feature, you must first create a channel and enable the chat service. To learn how to allow users to chat in a channel, refer to Chat in a group channel.
How to use
While the typing indicator feature is turned on by default in the
SBUGroupChannelViewController class, you need to set
true in the
SBUGroupChannelListViewController class. Implement the code below to turn on the typing indicator in a channel list view.
Customize the UI for typing indicator
The UI for typing indicator can be customized through
SBUStringSet is a set of strings used to compose the screen. You need to modify the
stringSet values in advance if you want to make changes to the screen.
Text strings for typing status can vary depending on the number of members typing in a channel:
- If one member is typing: “Member is typing...”
- If two members are simultaneously typing: “Member A and Member B are typing...”
- If more than two members are simultaneously typing: “Several people are typing...”
The following table lists customizable properties of
SBUStringSet that can be modified to customize file sharing.
A text for a member’s typing status.