Google Chat Laravel Notification Channel

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June 16th, 2021

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The Laravel Notification Channels project now has a Google Chat notification channel for Laravel. This package makes it easy to send notifications using a custom Google chat message channel:

1// Create a super simple message
2public function toGoogleChat($notifiable)
3{
4 return GoogleChatMessage::create('An invoice was paid!');
5}

You can also do simple formatting and advanced card layouts using the package’s provided classes:

1// Simple text formatting and routing to a specific chat room
2GoogleChatMessage::create()
3 ->text('Someone just paid an invoice... ')
4 ->bold('Woo-hoo!')
5 ->line('Looking for ')
6 ->link(route('invoices'), 'the details?')
7 ->to('sales_team'); // ... and route it to specific rooms
8
9// Advanced card layout
10GoogleChatMessage::create()
11 ->text('Invoice Paid! Here\'s the details:')
12 ->card(
13 Card::create(
14 Section::create(
15 KeyValue::create('Amount', '$520.99', '#10004756')
16 ->onClick(route('invoices'))
17 ->button(TextButton::create(route('invoices'), 'View'))
18 )
19 )
20 );

Lastly, this package has the concept of “alternate” rooms, which you can configure to explicitly send messages to a Google chat room instead of the default:

1// config/google-chat.php
2return [
3 'spaces' => [
4 'dev_team' => 'https://chat.googleapis.com/dev-team-room?key=xxxxx',
5 // ...
6 ]
7];
8
9// Usage
10GoogleChatMessage::create()->to('dev_team')->...

Learn More

You can learn more about this package, get full installation instructions, and view the source code on GitHub. Check out the Laravel Notification Channels documentation for complete setup and usage details.

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Paul Redmond

Full stack web developer. Author of Lumen Programming Guide and Docker for PHP Developers.