CometChat Pro Documentation

You'll find comprehensive guides and documentation to help you start working with CometChat as quickly as possible. Let's jump right in!

Delivery & Read Receipts

Learn how to show single and double ticks for messages.

Mark Messages as Delivered

In other words, as a recipient, how do I inform the sender that I've received a message?

Messages are marked as delivered automatically by the SDK whenever the message is received.

Mark Messages as Read

In other words, as a recipient, how do I inform the sender I've read a message?

You can mark the messages for a particular conversation as read using the markAsRead() method. This method takes the below parameters as input:




The ID of the message above which all messages for a particular conversation are to be marked as read.


In case of one to one conversation message's sender UID will be the receipt's receiver Id.

In case of group conversation message's receiver Id will be the receipts's receiver Id


This parameter indicates if the typing indicator is to be sent to a user or a group. The possible values are:

  1. CometChatConstants.RECEIVER_TYPE_USER
  2. CometChatConstants.RECEIVER_TYPE_GROUP

Messages for both user and group conversations can be marked as read using this method.

Ideally, you should mark all the messages as read for any conversation when the user opens the chat window for that conversation. This includes two scenarios:

  1. When the list of messages for the conversation is fetched: In this case you need to obtain the last message in the list of messages and pass the message ID of that message to the markAsRead() method.
  2. When the user is on the chat window and a real-time message is received: In this case you need to obtain the message ID of the message and pass it to the markAsRead() method

This method will mark all the messages before the messageId specified, for the conversation with receiverId and receiverType (user/group) as read.

Receive Delivery & Read Receipts

In other words, as a recipient, how do I know when a message I sent has been delivered or read by someone?

Real-time Receipts

Real-time events for messages of a conversation being read or delivered can be obtained in the onMessagesRead() and the onMessagesDelivered() methods of the MessageListener class.

CometChat.addMessageListener("Listener 1", new CometChat.MessageListener() {
     public void onMessagesDelivered(MessageReceipt messageReceipt) {
     Log.e(TAG, "onMessagesDelivered: " + messageReceipt.toString());
     public void onMessagesRead(MessageReceipt messageReceipt) {
     Log.e(TAG, "onMessagesRead: " + messageReceipt.toString());
CometChat.addMessageListener("Listener 1",object :CometChat.MessageListener(){
        override fun onMessageDelivered(messageReceipt: MessageReceipt?) {
          Log.d(TAG,"onMessageDelivered: ${messageReceipt.toString()}")

        override fun onMessageRead(messageReceipt: MessageReceipt?) {
          Log.d(TAG,"onMessageRead: ${messageReceipt.toString()}")

You will receive events in the form of MessageReceipt objects. The message receipt contains the following parameters:




The ID of the message prior to which all the messages for that particular conversation have been marked as read.


User object containing the details of the user who has marked the message as read.


Id of the receiver whose conversation has been marked as read.


Type of the receiver (user/group)


Type of the receipt (read/delivered)


The timestamp of the time when the message was delivered. This will only be present if the receiptType is delivered.


The timestamp of the time when the message was read. This will only be present when the receiptType is read.

Missed Receipts

You will receive message receipts when you load offline messages. For groups, we do not include the list the users that have received it. You need to call the getMessageReceipts() method for it.

While fetching messages in bulk, if the message is a part of a one-on-one conversation, the message object will have two fields viz. deliveredAt and readAt which hold the timestamp for the time the message was delivered and read respectively. Using these two variables, the delivery and read status for a one-on-one conversation message can be obtained.

However, for a group conversation message, the deliveredAt and readAt fields are set once a message is delivered to or read by all members of the group.

Receipt History for a Single Message

In order to fetch the message receipts, you can use the getMessageReceipts() method.

private int messageId = 10101;

CometChat.getMessageReceipts(messageId, new CometChat.CallbackListener<List<MessageReceipt>>() {
    public void onSuccess(List<MessageReceipt> messageReceipts) {
        // Handle message receipts

    public void onError(CometChatException e) {
    // Handle error
val messageId:Int=10101

CometChat.getMessageReceipts(messageId, object : CometChat.CallbackListener<List<MessageReceipt>>() {
     override fun onSuccess(messageReceipts: List<MessageReceipt>) {
            Log.d(TAG,"onSuccess: ${messageReceipts.size}")

     override fun onError(e: CometChatException) {
            Log.d(TAG,"onError: ${e.message} ")

You will receive a list of MessageReceipt objects in the onSuccess() method.

Updated about a year ago

Delivery & Read Receipts

Learn how to show single and double ticks for messages.

Suggested Edits are limited on API Reference Pages

You can only suggest edits to Markdown body content, but not to the API spec.