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In-app messages

In-app messages help you get content to your user without interrupting their day with a push notification. Customized and tailored in-app messages enhance the user experience and help your audience get the most value from your app. With a variety of layouts and customization tools to choose from, in-app messages engage your users more than ever before.

Check out our case studies to see examples of in-app messages.

In-app message types

Braze currently offers the following default in-app message types:

  • Slideup
  • Modal
  • Full
  • HTML Full

Each in-app message type is highly customizable across content, images, icons, click actions, analytics, display, and delivery.

All in-app messages are subclasses of the ABKInAppMessage, which defines basic behavior and traits for all in-app messages. The in-app message class structures are as follows:

A graphic showing that the ABKInAppMessage class is the root class of the ABKInAppMessageSlideup, ABKInAppMessageImmersive, and ABKInAppMessageHTML. The ABKInAppMessage includes customizable properties like message, extras, duration, click action, URI, dismiss action, icon orientation, and text alignment. The ABKInAppMessageSlideup includes customizable properties like chevron and slide-up anchor. The ABKInAppMessageImmersive includes customizable properties like header, close button, frame, and in-app message buttons. ABKInAppMessageHTML allows you to manually log HTML in-app message button clicks.

Expected behaviors by message types

This is what it looks like for your users to open one of our out-of-the-box in-app message types.

Slideup in-app messages are so-named because they “slide up” or “slide down” from the top or bottom of the screen. They cover a small portion of the screen and provide an effective and non-intrusive messaging capability.

An in-app message sliding from the bottom of a phone screen displaying "Humans are complicated. Custom engagement shouldn't be." In the background is the same in-app message displayed in the bottom corner of a web page.

Full in-app messages are useful for maximizing the content and impact of your user communication. The upper half of a full in-app message contains an image, and the lower half displays text and up to two click action and analytics-enabled buttons.

A full screen in-app message shown across an entire phone screen displaying, "Humans are complicated. Custom engagement shouldn't be." In the background is the same in-app message displayed largely in the center of a web page.

HTML Full in-app messages are useful for creating fully customized user content. User-defined HTML Full in-app message content is displayed in a WKWebViewand may optionally contain other rich content, such as images and fonts, allowing for full control over message appearance and functionality.

iOS in-app messages support a JavaScript appboyBridge interface to call methods on the Braze Web SDK from within your HTML, see our best practices for more details.

The following example shows a paginated HTML Full in-app message:

An HTML in-app message with a carousel of content and interactive buttons.

Full in-app message content is displayed in a WKWebView and may optionally contain other rich content, such as images and fonts, allowing full control over message appearance and functionality. Note that we currently do not support the display of custom HTML in-app messages in an iFrame on the iOS and Android platforms.

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