Sending a message

In the previous step you learned about conversations and events, sending a message creates a new event and sends it via the conversation.

To send a message, add the following function to ChatViewController.m class:

@implementation ViewController

- (void)sendMessage:(NSString *)message {
    [self.inputField setUserInteractionEnabled:NO];
    [self.conversation sendText:message completionHandler:^(NSError * _Nullable error) {
        dispatch_async(dispatch_get_main_queue(), ^{
            [self.inputField setUserInteractionEnabled:YES];

To get the text from the inputField you need to add another function provided by the UITextFieldDelegate:

@implementation ViewController

- (BOOL)textFieldShouldReturn:(UITextField *)textField {
    NSString *text = self.inputField.text;

    if (text) {
        [self sendMessage:text];
    self.inputField.text = @"";
    [self.inputField resignFirstResponder];
    return YES;

This delegate function is called when the return button on the keyboard is pressed.

Build and Run

Cmd + R to build and run again. You now have a functioning chat app! To chat simultaneously you can run the app on two different simulators/devices:

Sent messages
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