Can I delete individual messages or nuke individual channels?

Deleting messages

You can delete messages through both the client SDKs and the Platform API. Additionally, if your plan supports channel moderation from the Dashboard, you can delete messages from the Open Channels or Group Channels tab in the Dashboard as well.

(Note: these links point to deleting messages in Open Channels. A nearly identical section can be found under the Group Channels section as well.)

 

Deleting channels

It is possible to delete channels through the Dashboard and the Platform API.

To do so using the Dashboard, navigate to the Open Channels or Group Channels section. On the top-left corner, above the list of channels, you should see a settings icon. Click on it, and you will be able to select the channels you wish to delete.

(Note: this link points to deleting messages in Open Channels. A nearly identical section can be found under the Group Channels section as well.)

 

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    Nicolas

    The URL doesn't work.

    So there is no way to delete a private channel with the iOS SDK?

     

    Thanks.

    Edited by Nicolas
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    Jin Ku

    Sorry. The article was outdated. It's now been updated to the correct link.

    Thanks!

     

     

     

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    Nicolas

    Any reason why we cannot delete a group channel from the SDKs?

     

    Thanks

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    Jin Ku

    Hi Nicolas,

    SDK can't provide a secured way of deleting channels since your app_id could be easily seen by anyone decompiling your app. Maybe we could limit only members of a channel can delete the channel, but it might also cause unexpected deletions which other members of the channel don't want. So currently we only allow server-side deletions. Let us know if you want to discuss and find solutions together by sending an email to support@sendbird.com.

    Thanks!

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