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Chat

What's a video without being able to send messages to each other too? 100ms supports chat for every video/audio room you create.

You can see an example of every way of sending messages and interpreting messages in the advanced sample app.

Addressing messages

  • Broadcast messages can be sent to Everyone in the chat hmssdk.sendBroadcastMessage.

  • Direct messages let you send message to a specific person hmssdk.sendDirectMessage.

  • Group messages let you send a message to everyone with a particular HMSRole. Such as all hosts or all teachers or all students hmsSdk.sendGroupMessage

Sending Chat Messages

Sending Broadcast Messages

You want to let everyone in the chat know something? Call sendBroadcastMessage on the instance of HMSSDK to a send a broadcast.

The text of the message, its type and a listener for whether the message reached the server or not are the parameters.

💡 Note that the callback only lets you know if the server has received your request for the message or if there was some error. It does not convey whether the message was delivered to or read by the recipient. also it's important to make a new callback per message because it will only contain the results of that particular call for sending a message.

hmssdk.sendBroadcastMessage(type: "chat", message: "") { message, error in }

Sending Direct Messages

Got secrets to share? Send a message directly to a single person in the chat with a direct message. Call sendDirectMessage on an instance of HMSSDK.

The text of the message, its type and a listener for whether the message reached the server or not are the parameters.

💡 Note that the callback only lets you know if the server has received your request for the message or if there was some error. It does not convey whether the message was delivered to or read by the recipient. also it's important to make a new callback per message because it will only contain the results of that particular call for sending a message.

hmssdk.sendDirectMessage(type: "chat", message: "", peer: recipientPeer) { message, error in }

Sending Group Messages

Want to share with a group? Send a message directly to a group in the chat with a group message. Call sendGroupMessage on an instance of HMSSDK.

The text of the message, its type and a listener for whether the message reached the server or not are the parameters.

💡 Note that the callback only lets you know if the server has received your request for the message or if there was some error. It does not convey whether the message was delivered to or read by the recipient. also it's important to make a new callback per message because it will only contain the results of that particular call for sending a message.

hmssdk.sendGroupMessage(type: "chat", message: "", roles: recipientRoles) { message, error in }

Receiving Chat Messages

When you called hmsSdk.join(config, delegate) to join a room, the HMSUpdateListener implementation that was passed in had the callback on(message:).

This where you'll receive new messages as HMSMessage during the call. It contains:

public class HMSMessage { public let message: String public let type: String public var sender: HMSPeer? public var recipient: HMSMessageRecipient public let time: Date }

message: Content of the text message or the text description of the raw message.

type: Type of message sent. Default value is chat.

recipient: The intended recipient(s) of this message as a HMSMessageRecipient.

time: Timestamp of when the messaging server receives this message. Update the time in your own messages when this comes back from the server in on(message:) for accurate ordering of your own messages.

sender: The HMSPeer who is sending this message.

Identifying Senders: The sender of a message is always contained in the sender field of HMSMessage. This lets you get the name and peer id for any message sender.

Message Body: The body of the message is in message as a String.

Time: The time the message was sent is contained in time.

Identifying who the message was for

The HMSMessageRecipient contained in the recipient field of HMSMessage lets you know who the message was for.

The HMSMessageRecipient contains:

public class HMSMessageRecipient { public let type: HMSMessageRecipientType public let peerRecipient: HMSPeer? public let rolesRecipient: [HMSRole]? }

peerRecipient: Only contains a peer when a specific single peer is being direct messaged.

rolesRecipient: Only contains values when a group message is being sent to one or many roles.

type: Will be broadcast for a message being sent to everyone. If this is true, the other two field will be null, empty respectively.

peer will be set when it's a direct message.

roles will be set when it's a message to one or many roles.