Solutions and common use cases for powering realtime private and group chat messaging and features

One-to-One and Group Chat

Global Cross-Platform Chat for Mobile and Web

How PubNub Powers Realtime Chat

Chat isn't just chat anymore. Build a feature-rich, modern chat app TODAY with PubNub's
easy-to-use API and global Data Stream Network

Cross-platform messaging
Cross-platform messaging
Over 70 SDKs to choose from
Over 70 SDKs
Private and Public Chat
Private and
Public Chat
Easily set up group chat, direct messages, and private channels for all types of conversations in the same app
User Status Monitoring
User Status Monitoring
On/Offline, geolocation, and typing monitoring with PubNub Presence
Chat Histories
Chat Histories

Easily store and recall chat conversations
250ms Latency Worldwide
250ms Latency Worldwide
Unrivaled realtime messaging that feels like a real conversation
Security
Security

Enterprise-grade security & encryption for data in motion and at rest
Token-based Access Control
Token-based Access Control
Fine-grain access control to grant/revoke access to private or group chats
Push Notifications
Push Notifications

Easy-to-use gateways to APNS and GCM services
Economies of Scale
Economies of Scale

Pricing model that scales with your business
Safe & Compliant
Safe & Compliant

Secure for PII, HIPAA & Privacy Shield Compliance
Secure for PII, HIPAA & Privacy Shield Compliance

Getting Started with Chat

Building your chat app with the PubNub API is as easy as:

1
Check out our basic Publish/Subscribe tutorial and see how the API works.
2
Sign up for a Pubnub account and get your keys. Our sandbox tier is free, so test away!
3
Download the SDK in the language of your choice ( we have 70+! )
4
Check out one of our full tutorials, or head over to the docs and build your app from scratch.

Resources for Building Chat Applications

Leading Chat Apps Using PubNub

Private 1:1 Chat
Video and Text Chat
Public Group Chat
Public Group Chat
Private 1:1 Chat
Public Group Chat

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