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This is the new Docs for UIKit v3 for iOS. To see the previous Docs, click here.

Create an open channel

Create a open channel by using the Sendbird Dashboard, iOS Chat SDK or the Chat Platform API.


Instead of creating an open channel directly in UIKit, try using one of the following three methods to create a channel instance for UIKit.

  • Sendbird Dashboard
  • Sendbird Chat SDK for iOS
  • Platform API

Sendbird Dashboard

Sendbird Dashboard allows you to create an open channel in a most simple way.

  1. Login to the dashboard and then find your Application.
  2. Go to the Chat > Open channels, and click Create channel at the top-right corner.
  3. In the dialog box that appears, specify the name, unique URL, cover image, and custom type of a new channel you are about to create.

Sendbird Chat SDK for iOS

To create an open channel through iOS Chat SDK, see Create a channel in the Chat SDK Docs for iOS.

Platform API

To create an open channel through Chat Platform API, see Create a channel in the Platform API Docs.