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CometChat is a platform for integrating voice, video, & text messaging experiences onto your website, web apps, and mobile apps so that your users can interact with each other 👫🎉!

We provide a no-code solution (Chat Widgets), UI Kits, SDKs, and APIs to enable you to quickly build a full-fledged chat solution!

💡 pro-tip: our UI Kits help eliminate ~80% of the development work!

Integration methods available with CometChat 🔌:

  1. Chat Widgets is a ready-to-use, plug-and-play model where the customizations available are minimal as compared to our SDKs and UI Kits. Chat settings such as the hiding/showing of buttons are readily available through your CometChat Dashboard!

  2. UI Kits are open-source and thus the entire codebase is available to you. Once the UI Kit has been integrated into your app, you can then customize the code to create a look and feel that's complimentary to your brand and user's desire! This option is far more customizable and ideal from a time and cost perspective. However, UI Kits will still require some level of effort with respect to development (in this case, modifying the UI Kit code to suit your UI requirements).

  3. SDKs are the last method that we provide as it uses the core CometChat SDK (on top of which the UI Kits and Chat Widgets are built), thus allowing you to create your UI straight from scratch! This is the option where maximum customizations are possible as everything needs to be done within your app using the SDKs. However, the caveat of this option is that it will involve a substantial amount of development time and effort as compared to our Chat Widget and UI Kits.

As you can see, each option mentioned above is a viable option for any of your business needs! The option you choose will depend on your use case, the level of customizations required and the development time and effort you are willing to invest.

Here are some next steps we suggest 👇:

1) Sign up today for a free CometChat account

2) Check out our Documentation center to select your integration method

4) Use the Getting Started section of our Help Center to help you navigate

5) Create an app and start building on your POC

6) Contact our Sales team to find a plan that's right for you!

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