Frequently Asked Questions

This page lists down frequently asked questions. If you want to add a new question or edit an older one, feel free to send us a PR.

Not getting event updates after hot reload/restart

This is caused because platform channel needs to be reinitialized again,hence this is intended behaviour. The solution for this is to re-run the app.

Practices for faster development :

  • Perform the intended changes.
  • Leave the room.
  • Perform hot reload/restart and rejoin the room.
  • Verify the changes.

The permanent solution for this is in pipeline, we will update once it's done.

Issues while using with flutter 3.x.x

Flutter 3.x.x has some issues related to Platform View. So, it is recommended to use 2.10.x flutter versions with hmssdk_flutter.

Videos are not getting rendered at the correct position or video screen is coming over the buttons

Please check the flutter version this issue is likely happening due to usage of Flutter 3.x.x series. This is due to an ongoing issue in Flutter 3.x.x which causes Native Platform Views to be drawn at incorrect position. Refer: Android Platform View & Platform View bug

Use a version of the 2.x.x series, 2.10.5 or lower. We are actively tracking these issues & once they are released on flutter stable branch, we'll release a compatible hmssdk_flutter version.

Do you have any implementation with other state management libraries than provider

Please find the implementations below:

Not able to get room updates after joining the room

To listen to the room updates please attach HMSUpdateListener as:


You can find more details about HMSUpdateListener here

Can I create room using API?

Yes,please find the link here.

I want to suggest a new feature.

Awesome, we're always on the lookout for new ideas and feature. Please reach out to us over discord.