We have a workplace app where workers “check-in” and “check-out” during the work day. we want to add chat feature but some of them include the ability to send messages only to “checked-in” workers.
As far as I can see from the API a channel membership feels like something pretty stable and not really “dynamic” by nature.
My original thought was to have a BE cloud function add/remove users from the relevant channels according to the “checked-in” state change.
Is that possible ? is this the approach you would recommend ?
If not, maybe a different approach would be to update the users “DnD” status in Sendbird the same way a client will call “SendbirdChat.setDoNotDisturb” or mute the specfic channels for the users (from the BE)
The thing when I review the Platform SDK it doesn’t seem to fit this bill too much, I don’t see simple way to do this from the BE.
This means the clients side application will to hold all the logic to either “mute” channels or leave/join groups … This will be a huge disadvantage for us.
I would love of someone can shed some light on the whole philosophy here and recommend the a “good practice” where we don’t need to rely on client side oprerations.