Receive channel events for channels you are not a member of

in our application we want users to be able to visit rooms containing chat-channels. The user should be able to read the chat messages from a channel, without actually joining the channel*.

It seems the ‘room visitor’ can actually read the messages from a channel, but does not receive any updates of the channel. So the list of messages is a static list, no new messages are added. Is there a way to receive channel events from channels you a not a member of?

thanks in advance!

  • In our case, an user only joins a channel when he/she is interacting with the channel. We do so to limit the number of notifications a user receives (only from joined channels) and to limit the list of users able to mention.