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Layer

Build messaging, voice and video right into your app in minutes.
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What is Layer?

Layer's asynchronous messaging fabric is capable of transporting payloads of any type. Get your users talking with chat, voice or video messaging. Pull them back in with push. Connect friends, colleagues or perfect strangers seamlessly.
Layer is a tool in the Communications SDK category of a tech stack.

Who uses Layer?

Companies
4 companies reportedly use Layer in their tech stacks, including Hinge, Photobucket, and Petbnb.

Developers
12 developers on StackShare have stated that they use Layer.
Pros of Layer
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Easy setup

Layer's Features

  • Send any message payload (photos, videos, location, json data, etc) up to 2GB
  • Build your UI quickly with sample UI components to get started
  • User-expected communication features work right out of the box (full message state tracking, typing indicators, read receipts)
  • Pre-loading of content with background-synchronized state and metadata across devices
  • Push notifications across platforms and devices with full control over display and delivery
  • Handles offline mode and poor network conditions with network state management and performance handling

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Git
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