Instant Messaging (IM) is pay-as-you-go on a monthly billing cycle.
Three IM plans are available: Trial Edition, Pro Edition, and Flagship Edition. Applications will be assigned the free Trial Edition by default. You can select the plan that best suits your business needs.
The feature of pushing to all users is available only to users with Flagship edition accounts. See Configuration Change Ticket to apply for this feature. The feature will be enabled 48 hours after your application is approved.
The following table compares the features of different editions:
|Feature||Trial Edition||Pro Edition||Flagship Edition|
|Maximum friends for a single user||20||3,000||3,000|
|Maximum groups a single user can join||50||500||1,000|
|Maximum members per group (non–audio-video group)||20||200||2,000|
|Maximum non–audio-video groups (deleted groups do not count against the quota)||100||Unlimited||Unlimited|
|Maximum audio-video groups that can be created||10||50||Unlimited|
|Maximum net increase in group quantity per day||10,000||10,000||10,000|
|Free retention period of historical messages||7 days||7 days||30 days|
|Quota of free daily active users (DAU)||100/month||10,000/month||10,000/month|
|Free peak group count||100,000/month||100,000/month||100,000/month|
|Pushing to all users||Not supported||Not supported||Supported. You need to apply for this feature.|
|Concurrent logins on multiple devices on the same platform||Not supported||Not supported||Supported|
|Local message search (Android, iOS)||Not supported||Not supported||Supported|
|Viewing of the message history in an audio-video group||Not supported||Not supported||Supported|
|Community||Not supported||Not supported||100,000. You need to apply for this feature.|
|Read receipts for group messages||Not supported||Not supported||Supported|
Each value-added service has its own billing method. Value-added services are available only for Pro Edition and Ultimate Edition.
|Increasing the maximum number of audio-video groups (AvChatRoom) to unlimited||Applies to all users in a single SDKAppID.|
|Increasing the maximum number of members in a single non–audio-video group||Applies to all groups in a single SDKAppID. Different group types have different member limits. For more information, see Group Features.|
|Increasing the maximum number of groups a single user can join||Applies to all users in a single SDKAppID.|
|Extending the retention period of historical messages||Applies to a single SDKAppID.
While text, image, short audio, short video, and custom messages are supported by this service, different SDK versions allow you to extend the retention period for different message types. For more information, see Message Storage. You can extend the retention period to up to 360 days in the console.
|Audio-video group (AvChatRoom) on-screen comment bandwidth||Applies to all audio-video groups in a single SDKAppID.|