All resource URLs include an {appId}, which you can find in the Dashboard.

Path:/v1/{appId}/users/{userId}
Methods:GET, PUT

{userId} is your internal unique identifier for the user.

Creating or updating a user

Before you start sending messages, you need to synchronize participants of the conversation. Structure:

PUT https://api.talkjs.com/v1/{appId}/users/{userId}

{
  "name": string,
  "email": Array<string>,
  "welcomeMessage": string,
  "photoUrl": string,
  "role": string,
  "phone": Array<string>,
  "custom": Map<string, string>
}

Example payload:

{
  "name": "Alice",
  "email": ["[email protected]"],
  "welcomeMessage": "Hi there, how are you? :-)",
  "photoUrl": "https://demo.talkjs.com/img/alice.jpg",
  "role": "buyer",
  "phone": ["+1123456789"],
  "custom": {
    "country": "ca"
  }
}

Getting created users

After you successfully create or update a user, you can fetch it back with a GET REST call.

GET https://api.talkjs.com/v1/{appId}/users/{userId}

The interface for this resource is the following:

type UserId = string;
type UnixMilliseconds = number;

type User = {
  id: UserId;
  name: string;
  welcomeMessage?: string;
  photoUrl?: string;
  headerPhotoUrl?: string;
  role?: string;
  email?: string[] | null;
  phone?: string[] | null;
  custom?: {[name: string]: string };
  availabilityText?: string;
  locale?: string;
  createdAt: UnixMilliseconds;
};

Listing conversations a user is a part of

You can list all conversations the user is a part of. The structure of the response is explained here.

GET https://api.talkjs.com/v1/{appId}/users/{userId}/conversations

Filters

If you want to filter a user's conversations you have the following options:

  • Filter by the last message's timestamp

    It is possible to filter conversations by when the last message was sent to the conversation using the lastMessageBefore and lastMessageAfter filters.

    lastMessageBefore and lastMessageAfter should be Unix timestamps expressed in milliseconds.

  • Filter by custom and access fields.

    TalkJS also supports filtering by custom and access fields. The filter interface is precisely the same as the JavaScript SDK's Conversation Filter, except that only the operations listed below are supported. In order to use the filter you need to URLencoded the JSON formatted filter.

    • the access level filter supports a set of basic equals operators (==, !=) for three access levels: ReadWrite, Read and None. For example:

      • Fetch only conversations that the user is currently still a part of: { access: ["!=", "None"]}
      • Fetch only conversations that the user is able to write in: { access: ["==", "ReadWrite"]}
      • Fetch only conversations that the user is only able to read but not write in: { access: ["==", "Read"]}
    • the custom fields filter supports the following operators: ==, !=, exists, !exists.

    You can use your favorite programming language to generate the filter in the required JSON structure.

NodeJS example:

// fetches a conversation which has a custom field { "category": "shoes" } and the user can read and write in
const filter = {custom: {category: ["==", "shoes"], access: ["==", "ReadWrite"]}};
const encodedFilter = encodeURIComponent(JSON.stringify(filter));
const res = await fetch(`https://api.talkjs.com/v1/${appId}/users/${userId}/conversations?filter=${encodedFilter}`);
const conversations = await res.json();

Limits and pagination

Similarly to other list requests, pagination and limits are applicable to listing user's conversations.

Examples

GET https://api.talkjs.com/v1/{appId}/users/{userId}/conversations?unreadsOnly=true
GET https://api.talkjs.com/v1/{appId}/users/{userId}/conversations?lastMessageBefore=1521522849308
GET https://api.talkjs.com/v1/{appId}/users/{userId}/conversations?lastMessageAfter=1421522849732
GET https://api.talkjs.com/v1/{appId}/users/{userId}/conversations?lastMessageBefore=1521522849308&lastMessageAfter=1421522849732
GET https://api.talkjs.com/v1/{appId}/users/{userId}/conversations?unreadsOnly=true&lastMessageBefore=1521522849308&lastMessageAfter=1421522849732
GET https://api.talkjs.com/v1/{appId}/users/{userId}/conversations?limit=5
GET https://api.talkjs.com/v1/{appId}/users/{userId}/conversations?limit=5&startingAfter=c_84726
GET https://api.talkjs.com/v1/{appId}/users/{userId}/conversations?limit=5&startingAfter=c_84726&lastMessageBefore=1521522849308

Listing all users in the application

You can list all users ever created in your TalkJS application. The structure of the response is explained here.

GET https://api.talkjs.com/v1/{appId}/users

Limits and pagination

Similarly to other list requests, pagination and limits are applicable to listing users.

Filters

TalkJS supports a limited set of filters for getting user information. In order to only list users that are online or offline, you have to pass the isOnline parameter to the query string:

GET https://api.talkjs.com/v1/{appId}/users?isOnline=true
GET https://api.talkjs.com/v1/{appId}/users?isOnline=false

Examples

GET https://api.talkjs.com/v1/{appId}/users
GET https://api.talkjs.com/v1/{appId}/users?limit=50
GET https://api.talkjs.com/v1/{appId}/users?limit=50&startingAfter=u_31
GET https://api.talkjs.com/v1/{appId}/users?startingAfter=u_31
GET https://api.talkjs.com/v1/{appId}/users?isOnline=true&limit=3
GET https://api.talkjs.com/v1/{appId}/users?isOnline=false&limit=5&startingAfter=u_48