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  • By Kevin Ndung'u
    How to Build Chat into Django Applications with Twilio Programmable Chat django-dark

    Looking to build a realtime chat app? Building this from scratch requires thinking about lots of concerns at once. How should you model your users? What about different channels and different access levels? How about showing which users are online and when they start typing a message? There’s these questions and a lot more to answer when building a quality chat app.

    That’s where Twilio Programmable Chat comes in. This awesome service helps abstract away the groundwork involved in building realtime chat applications. Chat comes with support for basic chat features such as channels, users, roles and permissions. There are also many other advanced features that you can add incrementally to your app.

    We will create a chat room application, where users can chat on different topics in different rooms, typically known as “channels”. Our application will be simplified and through it we will explore how to build out a …

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