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Pros of SendBird
Pros of Stream
  • 13
    Active support is impressive. (Support for private deve
  • 10
    Easy to use
  • 9
    Pre-built UI for major platforms
  • 8
    Migration API for customers using other chat services
  • 7
    First chat SDK officially supports Xamarin
  • 7
    Scalability is awesome
  • 5
    Cool product
  • 5
    Because my product guy told me to
  • 5
    Unlimited number of users in public chat
  • 4
    Flexible message format ex) json, xml
  • 2
    Out of the box api and features
  • 2
    Intuitive and feature-packed
  • 18
    Integrates via easy-to-use REST API
  • 18
    Up and running in few minutes
  • 18
    It's easy to setup with the minimum coding

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Cons of SendBird
Cons of Stream
  • 2
    Policy on concurrent users leads to overages and overch
  • 2
    Prices ramp up exponentially
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    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.

    What is Stream?

    Stream allows you to build scalable feeds, activity streams, and chat. Stream’s simple, yet powerful API’s and SDKs are used by some of the largest and most popular applications for feeds and chat. SDKs available for most popular languages.

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