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GCM - Google Cloud Messaging will be disabled

Google announces the deactivation of the Google Cloud Messaging service. Read the most important facts about this in our new blog article!

Sarah Miedreich

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According to Google's latest announcements, will Google Cloud Messaging (GCM) disabled on April 11 of next year. The mega-corporation overtook its in-house service with the Firebase Cloud Messaging (FCM) system. The mobile notification service will therefore shut down the service after the release in 2012 and seven years of use.

Reasons for the GCM deactivation

Google says they have made significant improvements and make things easier with the Firebase system for the developer. At Google I / O 2016 Firebase cloud messaging (FCM) and has been compared to Google Cloud Messaging (GCM) considered more useful. The most important difference between the two messaging services is that with FCM the connection with others Firebase services such as Analytics or Realtime Database is possible.


Deactivating the system means for users of the GCM a switch to FCM by April 2019 - instructions for implementing this change are available for both Android and iOS. With the step-by-step guide, Google wants to offer its customers the Progress of the system bring them closer and of course facilitate the implementation. In addition, frequently asked questions on this topic are answered in Google's FAQs.

If you have any further questions about App development or the Switch to Firebase Cloud Messaging, you can contact us. Our specialists are happy to help!

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