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Freeze and unfreeze a channel

Open channels and group channels can be freezed and unfreezed. When a channel is freezed, only the operators can send messages to the channel and users aren't allowed to chat.

An open channel can be freezed only by using Chat API or on Sendbird Dashboard. To freeze an open channel, go to Chat > Open channels on the dashboard, select an open channel you want to freeze, and click the Freeze icon at the upper right corner. To unfreeze, select the frozen channel and click the Freeze icon again.

Group channels can be freezed by operators using the Chat SDK as shown in the code below.

// Freezes a channel.
groupChannel.freeze { e ->
    if (e != null) {
        // Handle error.
    }

    // The channel is frozen.
    // You can send a message to announce that
    // chatting in the channel is unavailable,
    // or do something in response to a successful operation.
}

// Unfreezes a channel.
groupChannel.unfreeze { e ->
    if (e != null) {
        // Handle error.
    }

    // The channel is unfreezed.
    // You can send a message to announce that
    // chatting in the channel is available,
    // or do something in response to a successful operation. 
}