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Chatkit vs SendBird: What are the differences?

Developers describe Chatkit as "Add 1-1 and group chat to your app with typing indicators, file attachments, user online presence and more". Chatkit is designed to make it as simple as possible to add chat to your app. It lets you add 1-1 and group chat to your app, along with typing indicators, file attachments and storage, user online presence and a flexible permissions system. On the other hand, SendBird is detailed as "A Complete Chat Platform, Messaging and Chat SDK and API". SendBird is a Messaging SDK, Chat API, and fully managed chat infrastructure for your mobile apps and websites. Embeddable chat for iOS, Android, JavaScript, Unity, .NET.

Chatkit and SendBird belong to "Communications SDK" category of the tech stack.

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What is Chatkit?

Chatkit is designed to make it as simple as possible to add chat to your app. It lets you add 1-1 and group chat to your app, along with typing indicators, file attachments and storage, user online presence and a flexible permissions system.

What is SendBird?

SendBird is a Messaging SDK, Chat API, and fully managed chat infrastructure for your mobile apps and websites. Embeddable chat for iOS, Android, JavaScript, Unity, .NET.
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          SendBird
          SendBird

          I use SendBird because it provides features wherein we can create group channels with our users. It supports video, audio, pdf, jpg files to be sent across. It also allows clickable actions within chat which helps the user in selecting options. It provides Android SDK which we have extensively used.

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          Review ofSendBirdSendBird

          I recommend SendBird to some novices. Because I'm the one of novices about Web-Programming.

          Nowadays, I'm preparing for setting up my own business. So I need to build a web site and make some function to communicate each other who uses my service through web & mobile.

          Especially to me(newcommer), Socket Comm, TCP, UDP.. etc

          they make me disgusting. To understanding alone with out others helps is too hard for me. Frankly speaking I almost give up making some chatting function, but I meet Sendbird.

          That's all. I made chatting function at my website. It takes only 1hour to understand, attach, adjust for my website.

          I really recommend this to everybody to spend less time for chatting service.

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          Software Engineer at Amazon
          Review ofSendBirdSendBird

          Just tried the sample app and it just worked right away on our app. Pretty easy to use.

          The free tier only allows up to 1000 mau, but probably is be enough for me to test out a chat feature quickly with our users.

          Have compared with few other solutions out there and this one seems to be the easiest to use.

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          Product Manager at Ubiquity6
          Review ofSendBirdSendBird

          We used Sendbird for the chat functionality for our app. Their software works perfectly for our app and helped us get through a critical milestone. Their team was very helpful and quickly answered some last minute questions we had. Thanks Sendbird!

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