React to a message in a group channel
Message reactions help you build a more engaging chat experience that goes beyond text messages. They are a quick and easy way for users to respond to a message. Users can express their acknowledgement of or feelings about a message without written text by simply adding reactions. They can also view and delete their reactions to the message.
Note: Message reactions are currently available only in group channels.
You can decide how to display reactions that were added to messages in the current user’s chat view.
Note: By using the
loadNextPage(completionHandler:)method, messages along with their reactions can also be retrieved. To learn more, see the load previous messages page.
When one of the channel members reacts to a message, the
channel(_:updatedReaction:) method in the channel event delegate is invoked on all channel members’ devices including the one that belongs to the current user. The
apply(_:) method reflects the reaction change to the message in real time.