Push notification on reaction added/removed

Hi there,

I’ve setup the reactions on my account and can successfully add and remove reactions to messages in my group channels (react native). However, I do not get sent push notifications when a reaction is added to my messages:

  • Is there a plan to add reactions as part of the push notification triggers?
  • Can I trigger them manually?

Hi @SafiyyaBabio

Unfortunately, we do not trigger for reaction at this moment and I doubt we have any plans to support it near future. And you cannot trigger push notification unless you send a message.


Hi @SafiyyaBabio,

Since your FCM tokens are managed by you, you could technically send your own notifications with a pretty simple setup and a bit of configuration. This is just a workaround, but it could help you accomplish what you need.

The idea: Triggering your own push notification method to the onReactionUpdated() listener.

Example in React-Native (but the same principle would apply to iOS and Android):

  1. Setup react-native-firebase (https://rnfirebase.io/messaging/)

  2. Configure your notification payload by grabbing the content you need from the reaction object, which contains the content for your notification payload:

    "user_id": "Jessie",
    "operation": "ADD",
    "success": true,
    "reaction": "celebrate",
    "updated_at": 1577327594231
  1. Set that up as part of your _body payload and call firebase.Notification()
const notification = new firebase.notifications.Notification()

Let me know if this helps. Will be cool to see you implement it!




Good idea! However that would only works if the app is on foreground tho. Because if the app is on background, websocket is disconnected and I doubt that onReactionUpdated callback would be get called.