Firebase Cloud Messaging (FCM) is a cross-platform messaging solution that lets you reliably deliver messages at no cost.
An FCM implementation includes two main components for sending and receiving:
- A trusted environment such as Cloud Functions for Firebase or an app server on which to build, target, and send messages.
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By default, the FCM credentials used for all our users is the one associated with iZooto. It is however recommended that while setting up your account, you use your own FCM credentials.
In order to update your FCM details, iZooto’s default FCM project number and API key need to be replaced. This can be done from Settings >> General Settings >> Chrome Project Key
After clicking on Submit request for updation, you'll be asked to enter your FCM details - Sender ID and Server Key. This request can take upto 24 hours to get updated. Post-approval and update, you will be able to see your FCM details reflected on the panel and you would be able to build your subscriber base on it.
We recommend that you update your FCM details right after integrating the iZooto pixel. This will ensure that from day 0 (or at least day 1), you build your subscriber base on your own FCM.
Updating the FCM details post subscriber acquisition would lead to:
- Losing the earlier subscribers mapped to iZooto’s FCM details
- Maintaining two sets of subscribers and pushing notifications to them separately.
You don't need to update the FCM details if you have an HTTP website.
As of April 10, 2018, Google has deprecated GCM. The GCM server and client APIs have been deprecated and will be removed as early as April 11, 2019.
If your project is still on GCM, it is strongly recommended that you migrate your project to FCM.
Here's is a step by step guide for migrating your project from GCM to FCM
Step 1: Go to the Firebase console, click on 'Add project'.
Step 2: Ensure that you are signed in with the same account that you used for creating your project on GCM. Select your existing GCM project from the dropdown.
Step 3: Click on 'Add Firebase'.
Step 4: Go to Project Overview > Project settings.
Step 5: Select 'Cloud Messaging', copy 'Sender ID' and 'Server key'.
Step 6: Send across your FCM 'Sender ID' and 'Server API key' to email@example.com. Once FCM Server API Key is updated, you will receive a confirmation email.