Firebase Cloud Messaging for Laravel


February 9th, 2021


Larafirebase is a package by Gentrit Abazi that provides sending push notifications and custom messages with Firebase in Laravel applications. This package uses Firebase Cloud Messaging—a cross-platform messaging solution to send messages at no cost—to send notifications to users on the client-side.

Here is an example notification class that provides the toFirebase() method to send notifications via the custom firebase channel:

use Illuminate\Notifications\Notification;
use Kutia\Larafirebase\Messages\FirebaseMessage;

class SendBirthdayReminder extends Notification
     * Get the notification's delivery channels.
    public function via($notifiable)
        return ['firebase'];

     * Get the firebase representation of the notification.
    public function toFirebase($notifiable)
        $deviceTokens = [
        return (new FirebaseMessage)
            ->withTitle('Hey, ', $notifiable->first_name)
            ->withBody('Happy Birthday!')
            // OR ->asMessage($deviceTokens);

You'll also need to write client code to receive these messages to use this package. Check out the project's javascript-client folder for an example of how to use this package on the client-side.

You can learn more about this package, get full installation instructions, and view the source code on GitHub.

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