Message Input for PubNub Chat Components for React

Allows users to compose messages using text and emojis and automatically publish them on PubNub channels upon sending.

Component

This section shows the preview of a sample Message Input component and its source code.

Try it out

Test the component as Sue Flores (default user):

  1. Type in a message in the input field and send it.

  2. Go to the Message List component to see your message at the bottom of the list.

Parameters

You can configure the component using these parameters:

ParameterTypeDefault valueDescription
placeholder?string"Send message"Option to set a placeholder message to display in the text window.
draftMessage?stringn/aOption to set a draft message to display in the text window.
senderInfo?booleanfalseOption to attach sender data directly to each message. Enable it for high-throughput environments. This is an alternative to providing a full list of users directly into the Chat provider.
typingIndicator?booleanfalseOption to enable/disable firing the typing events when a user is typing a message.
fileUpload?"image" | "all"n/aOption to enable/disable the internal file upload capability.
disabled?booleanfalseOption to disable the input from composing and sending messages.
hideSendButton?booleanfalseOption to hide the Send button.
sendButton?JSX.Element | string<AirplaneIcon />Custom UI component to override default display for the Send button.
emojiPicker?ReactElement<EmojiPickerElementProps>n/aOption to pass in an emoji picker if you want it to be rendered in the input. For more details, refer to the Emoji Pickers section in the docs.
onChange?(value: string) => voidn/aCallback to handle an event when the text value changes.
onBeforeSend?(value: MessagePayload) => MessagePayloadn/aCallback to modify message content before sending it. This only works for text messages, not files.
onSend?(value: MessagePayload | File) => voidn/aCallback for extra actions after sending a message.
extraActionsRenderer?() => Elementn/aOption to provide an extra actions renderer to add custom action buttons to the input.