Build realtime collaborative tools and environments for apps that
allow teams to work together better

Realtime is the glue that holds collaboration together. Any action, whether it’s sending a chat message, sharing a file, making an edit, or triggering a notification, is synchronized to every other connected device.

How PubNub Powers Collaboration

Realtime Messaging
Realtime Messaging

Bidirectional messaging for sending and receiving chat messages, triggering actions, streaming metrics, and syncing data.


Online/offline status updates for users and devices.

Access Management
Access Management

Fine-grain access control for individual channels and users, and authorization schemes.


Integrate 3rd party APIs, build your own microservices, and power chatbots.

A Myriad of Team Collaboration Use Cases

A Myriad of Team Collaboration Use Cases
  • Team Chat

    Team Chat

  • Collaborative Editors

    Collaborative Editors

  • Multi-User Whiteboards

    Multi-User Whiteboards

  • File Sharing

    File Sharing

  • Multiplayer Gaming

    Multiplayer Gaming

  • Productivity & Chatbots

    Productivity & Chatbots

  • Data Synchronization

    Data Synchronization

  • Data Visualization & Dashboards

    Data Visualization
    & Dashboards

Why PubNub for Collaboration?


End-to-end AES and TLS encryption. Fine-grain access control and authorization.


<250ms latency delivers updates and synchronization seamlessly.


Easily handle thousands of users in a single collaborative environment.


Add 3rd party APIs directly into apps using PubNub Functions.

Pre-built Integrations for Popular Collaborative APIs

Pre-built Integrations for Popular Collaborative APIs

PubNub supports over 50 popular and powerful collaboration APIs with
ChatEngine , Functions, and the BLOCKS Catalog.

  • Pubnub Chatengine

    SDK for easily integrating chat directly into your app. Read More

  • Video Calling & Drawing

    Initiate a video call or multiuser canvas.

  • Alerts

    Connect to 3rd party monitoring
    and incident management systems.

  • Notifications

    Trigger SMS, email, and push notification for offline users.

See The Whole Catalog
Video Calling andDrawing Realtime alerting and tracking for incident lifecyclesInitiate a video call or multiuser canvasAlertsNotifyoffline users via SMSSMS

“PubNub provided a solution that Adobe Digital Publishing could quickly and easily integrate with to enable change notifications”

William Liang
Senior Computer Scientist

ClassDojo uses PubNub to connect students, teachers, and parents.

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Pubnub Chatengine

Chat SDK and APIs for building powerful 1:1 and group chat quickly.

Explore ChatEngine
Multiuser WhiteboardMultiuser Whiteboard

A demo and tutorial on building a multi-user collaborative whiteboard.

Read Tutorial

A simple data synchronization example and tutorial.

Read Tutorial

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