Danilo Barreto Danilo Barreto - 2 months ago 23
iOS Question

Firebase Cloud Messaging - Send message to all users

I'm new using the Firebase Cloud Message. I built an IOS app to receive push notifications. The app works fine. I send messages from the Firebase console and they're displayed correctly.

Now I`m trying to build an web api to allow my customer to send the push messages (without accessing the firebase console). Studying the documentation here I realized that I've always to have a "to", meaning a group, topic or device id.

My question is: can I send a message to all devices (like I can do in the console)? I yes, how so?

Thanks in advance!

AL. AL.
Answer

You can make use of topics. Given that all of your users are subscribed to a specific one. Just like what I mentioned here (removed some parts, just check them out if you want):

If you are looking for a payload parameter to specify that you intend the message for all your users, unfortunately, it doesn't exist.

Commonly, when sending notifications to multiple users, you can make use of the registration_ids parameter instead of to. However, it only has a maximum of 1000 registration tokens allowed. If you intend to use this, you can make batch requests of 1000 registration tokens each, iterating over all the registration tokens you've stored in your app server.

However, do keep in mind that Diagnostics for messages sent to Topics are not supported.

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